Davis Daniel pitched five scoreless innings for his first major league win, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 5-1 on Friday night and sending the Athletics to their 111th loss.
Chase Silseth returned from a concussion to make his first start since Aug. 26 and allowed one run and two hits in four innings. He had been sidelined since he was hit by an errant throw from third baseman Trey Cabbage.
Daniel (1-1), a 26-year-old right-hander who made his major league debut on Sept. 7, completed the four-hitter. He struck out two and walked one in his third big league appearance.
Mickey Moniak, who had been out since Sept. 5 with left back tightness, hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Ken Waldichuk (4-9).
David Fletcher and Nolan Schanuel had RBI singles in the fourth, and the Angels got another run when left fielder JJ Bleday bobbled Schanuel's hit and then hooked his throw wide of third for a double error.
Oakland (49-111) is on a 3-12 skid, and has the most losses in the major leagues since Detroit went 47-114 in 2019.
Waldichuk gave up five runs — four earned — seven hits and three walks in five innings.
Los Angeles won for the fourth time in 15 games.
Brent Rooker had an RBI double for the A's.
Schanuel's walk in the third inning extend his on-base streak to 28 games at the start of his career, the fourth-longest streak in major league history behind Alvin Davis (47 in 1984), Truck Hannah (38 in 1918) and Enos Slaughter (29 in 1938).
Angels: Schanuel was back in the lineup after missing two games with a bruised left knee bruise sustained when he fouled a ball Monday against Texas.
A's RHP Joe Boyle (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his third big league start Saturday. Angels LHP Kenny Rosenberg (2-2, 4.50) will start Saturday or follow an opener.
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