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Cahill Dominates for 8 as A's Earn Split

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Brett who?

Oh, I kid.

But hey this Trevor Cahill guy is pretty good, huh?  Tossing a career-high eight innings, Cahill got 14 outs on a ground balls as the A's beat the Angels 6-1 to gain a split of their four-game series.

It is the sixth straight outing that the young right-hander has gone six or more innings, but he was extra special today.  He threw 73 of 108 pitches for strikes, and not once did he go to three balls on a batter, walking only one batter.  Not too shabby for a hurler who was the odd-man-out when the team broke from Spring Training, and ultimately spent some time on the disabled list.

Cahill got plenty of help from his much-maligned amigos, and boy did they spread the love around.  Six different A's drove in a run this afternoon, with Ryan Sweeney touching home on half of the A's tallies.

It was a much needed win for Oakland, for all the above reasons.  3-4 looks a hell of a lot better than 2-5, especially after a respectable 6-4 road trip, and any victory in a division that looks like no one is going to run away from is huge.  And in a refrshing twist, Ervin Santana proved human for a change against the A's, lasting only five frames today.

Interleague ball is back tomorrow night, with revenge on the minds of the boys across the bay. 62 down, 100 to go.