Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/28/12

Torii Hunter hit his second homer in as many games against the Indians (10-9), as the Los Angeles Angels held on to win 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. The victory ended a five-game losing streak for the Angels (7-14).

The game was delayed for over two hours to start the afternoon, with first pitch moved back to around 3:30 p.m. From there, LA took an early lead on a Kendry Morales RBI single. Hunter then provided for an early 2-0 advantage with his solo blast in the fourth. The Indians netted their lone run in the fourth predictably on an RBI single from Jack Hannahan. That’d be all the scoring for the night, as this has truly been an pitcher-dominated series so far.

Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez settled down after the early runs, earning a quality start with a career-high seven strikeouts in six innings of work. The Tribe hardly managed to do much at all against Angels starter Dan Haren, who dominated for eight innings before Scott Downs came in for his first save.

LA Angels AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Trout lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 H. Kendrick 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .263 A. Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .226 K. Morales dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .267 T. Hunter rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 .299 M. Trumbo 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .326     A. Callaspo 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182 E. Aybar ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 B. Wilson c 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 P. Bourjos cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .167  Totals 33 2 5 2 1 2 10 0 9  Batting HR - T Hunter (2, 4th inning off J Gomez 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - K Morales (6), T Hunter (9). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Morales 1, M Trumbo 1, B Wilson 1, P Bourjos 1. Team LOB - 6.  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257 A. Cabrera ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .305 T. Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .298 C. Santana c 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 .230 J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 S. Duncan lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .241 C. Kotchman 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 A. Cunningham rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235  Totals 31 1 4 1 0 2 8 0 10  Batting 2B - M Brantley (6, D Haren). RBI - J Hannahan (14). 2-out RBI - J Hannahan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Hafner 1, S Duncan 2, A Cunningham 1. Team LOB - 5.  Fielding E - J Kipnis (2, field). PB - C Santana.

 

 LA Angels IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA D. Haren (W, 1-1) 8.0 4 1 1 2 7 0 1.24 3.34 S. Downs (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.88 0.00  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Gomez (L, 1-1) 6.0 5 2 2 2 7 1 0.78 2.35 J. Smith 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.06 1.74 N. Hagadone 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.69 2.08
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