The Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Wilson continued his recent mastery on the mound over the weekend, outdueling the Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily.
The visiting Angels will be looking for another dominant display Thursday night as Wilson and Straily square off again in the opener of a four-game set.
After posting a 4-5 record and 4.02 ERA over his first 13 starts, Wilson has turned a corner in his last seven, going 6-1 with a 1.69 ERA.
"His past couple starts have been really good," catcher Hank Conger told MLB's official website. "He's throwing a lot of strikes, he's getting ahead of counts."
Wilson (10-6, 3.15 ERA) was at his best Saturday in a 2-0 win over the AL West-leading Athletics (59-42), striking out eight in a season-high 8 1-3 innings of three-hit ball.
"I've only faced him two or three times before that, but I think the difference in him was that he was throwing two or three different types of breaking pitches," A's first baseman Brandon Moss said. "He was throwing a li...