Rookie Blackburn cools off Angels in A's 5-0 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Paul Blackburn allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings and the Oakland Athletics cooled off the Los Angeles Angels with a 5-0 victory on Saturday night.
 
The Angels had their four-game winning streak snapped after they had scored at least five runs in each of their previous seven games.
 
Blackburn (3-1) was in control all night and didn't walk a batter. The 2012 No. 1 draft pick of the Cubs struck out one.
 
Just called up last month, Blackburn, 23, has a 2.60 ERA in seven starts.
 
Catcher Dustin Garneau, claimed off waivers from Colorado on Friday, singled in two runs in his first game for the A's.
 
Tyler Skaggs (1-2) went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks, in his first start since going on the disabled list April 29 with an oblique strain.
 

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