Posted May 05, 2013 on
AP on Fox
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
Orioles 8, Angels 4. Updates. With AP Photos. By JOE RESNICK Associated Press J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Jerome Williams in his first start of the season, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 victory over the reeling Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Jason Hammel (4-1) allowed four runs and nine hits through six innings, helping the Orioles tie the New York Yankees for second place in the AL East. The right-hander came in 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA in three previous starts against the Angels.
Mike Trout homered for the Angels, whose 11-20 start has matched the worst in franchise history. They have lost seven of nine and are a season-worst nine games behind first-place Texas in the AL West despite the offseason addition of 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton. Their only victory in this four-game series came Friday night, when Jason Vargas won 4-0 with a three-hitter.
Hammel's biggest pitch of the game was his 107th and final one, when he slipped a called third strike past Trout to strand Erick Aybar at second base and preserve a 5-4 lead. Hammel, who struck out five, is 5-0 with a 3.41 ERA in five road starts.
Darren O'Day retired all four batters he faced, retiring Trout on a grounder with two runners in scoring position in the eighth and finishing up for his first save since Sept. 8, 2009, with Texas.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game with a knee problem. He was 1 for 4 with an RBI single in Baltimore's three-run eighth. Ryan Flaherty drove in the final two runs with a bases-loaded single against Garrett Richards.
Williams (1-1) threw 93 pitches in 4 1-3 innings, giving up five runs and four hits while striking out six and walking three.
The right-hander, who made eight appearances out of the bullpen with a 1.69 ERA, was coming off a six-inning stint last Monday at Oakland in which he allowed an unearned run from the 10th through the 15th before the Angels lost 10-8 in 19 innings. Richards was bumped from the rotation after going 1-2 with a 5.54 ERA in four starts for injured Jered Weaver.
Facing a lineup that included five left-handed batters, including switch-hitter Matt Wieters, Williams gave up an RBI double with two outs in the first by Adam Jones after a leadoff double by Nate McLouth.
The Angels responded in the bottom half with two-out RBI singles by Alberto Callaspo, Howie Kendrick and Hank Conger. Hammel ended his 38-pitch inning by striking out J.B. Shuck with the bases loaded after a walk to Chris Iannetta. The Angels stranded 11 runners in all.
Shuck came up again with the bases loaded in the third and flied out to right after another two-out walk to Iannetta, and the Orioles tied it 3-all in the fourth with a leadoff walk to Jones and a home run to left-center by Hardy - his fifth of the season and second in two days after a 14-game drought.
Trout regained the lead for the Angels in the bottom half with his fifth home run, driving a 2-2 pitch out onto the rock pile in left-center. But the Orioles pulled ahead 5-4 in the fifth when McLouth walked with one out and Machado followed with a homer into the second tier of the double-decker bullpen in left, where his Orioles teammates welcomed the souvenir.
NOTES: Plate umpire Larry Vanover left after two innings because of concussion-like symptoms and a headache. Second base ump Manny Gonzalez called balls and strikes the rest of the way. ... After homering in five of his previous six games, Mark Trumbo was back in the cleanup spot and started at 1B while No. 3 hitter Albert Pujols sat out for the first time this season. The Angels are 0-9 when Trumbo starts as the designated hitter. ... Hamilton batted in the three-hole for the first time with the Angels - his regular spot last season with Texas - and was 1 for 4 with a walk as his average remained at .208. ... The Orioles were 6 for 11 with runners in scoring position after going 1 for 17 in their previous two games. ... Baltimore has won a franchise-record 107 consecutive regular-season games when leading after seven innings, the second-longest streak by any team since 1961. The 1998-99 Yankees won 116 straight under those circumstances. ... Baltimore finished its road trip 7-4. The Orioles have won five of their last six series. ... Weaver, sidelined since April 8 because of a broken bone in his non-pitching arm, is scheduled to start throwing from a mound this week.
BEST OF MAXIM
One more note on the Angels - Orioles game. As everyone knows, Josh Hamilton has been awful so far with the Angels after signing this huge contract. He is continuing his trend from last year at swinging at everything and is batting like .208 or something. And so his manager sat him yesterday against the Orioles. That was dumb.
Why was it dumb when Hamilton just went zero for...
By Jessica Grey, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
I’m sure by now you’ve realized that many of the Angels faithful have a problem with the playing of Build Me Up, Buttercup by The Foundations during the seventh inning. And by “problem” I mean the absolute hatred and revulsion that most hardcore Angels fans feel toward this song.
And it’s really a pity...
The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of veteran starter Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him Baltimiore has designated pitcher Zach Clark for assignment. Clark will have to clear waivers for the Orioles to have a shot at retaining his services. In an unrelated move, Baltimore has outrighted catcher Luis Exposito to the same minor league affiliate...
via MLB.com video
You know variations of the line, “He could have fallen down, gotten back up and still beaten it out”? Well, Angels catcher Hank Conger did just that. On Sunday, the Orioles were defending the left-handed hitting Conger with a hefty infield shift swung around toward first base. Manny Machado, the O’s third baseman was playing where the shortstop is normally...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Jerome Williams in his first start of the season, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 victory over the reeling Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Jason Hammel (4-1) allowed four runs and nine hits through six innings, helping the Orioles tie the New York Yankees for second place in the AL East. The...
Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette is always
looking for ways of improving his club, and the team has been tied to starting pitching and an impact bench bat recently. One National League GM told Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe that the O’s are specifically seeking a “veteran,
battle-tested pitcher to really finish off their staff,” which he believes
There is a new entry on the extinct species list: the Scioscia apologist. As of today, I am done. Done with sticking up for Mike Scioscia. In the struggles of the last few years there have been few who have defended Scioscia as ardently as I have. But now I must relent and admit that it is now time for the Angels to fire Mike Scioscia.
And I mean that literally they need to fire...
Pitcher Zach Clark was outrighted to the Baltimore Orioles Double-A Bowie minor league affiliate today. He had been designated for assignment a few days ago and will provide pitching depth for the organization.
The post Baltimore Orioles Outright Pitcher Zach Clark To Bowie appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.
TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft league.
The values present in this guide are simply the basis for a trade. A full-blown analysis of each team’s strengths and weaknesses are essential prior to proposing...
During this offseason, the biggest free agent on the market Josh Hamilton signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Texas Rangers failed to resign him and he decided to sign with their American League West rival the Angels to the tune of 5 yrs/ $125M.
So far Hamilton is batting .207 with only 2 long balls and 9 RBI’s, not quite the stat line the Angeles had anticipated...
The Los Angeles Angels will be giving away trout hats in honor of superstar phenom Mike Trout on June 18 against the Seattle Mariners.
Watching the Angels this season, I keep thinking, "Why does Mike Scioscia need this?"
This is his 14th season in Anaheim. His best teams had an aggressive, distinctive style. This one revolves largely around two free-agent sluggers whose worst years are ahead of them, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.
The Angels no longer run. They no longer play crisp defense. They'...
Steve Pearce's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Baltimore also got homers from Manny Machado, J.J. Hardy and Nolan Reimold.
Garrett Richards (1-3) making his first relief appearance after five starts in place of the injured Jered Weaver, gave up a leadoff single through the box...
You can snag one of these fancy Trout caps when the Los Angeles Angels face the Seattle Mariners (how fitting) on June 18. Not in the Anaheim area? No problem. Since the less-fancy, first edition foam Trout hats are going for roughly $25 on eBay, the newer models will likely be bartered online in no time. Besides, they really don't look any more ridiculous...
ANAHEM, Calif. -- With the Angels tying their worst start in franchise history -- an 11-20 record matching the futility of their 1961 inaugural season -- manager Mike Scioscia is under fire from the media and, of course, some fans.
They're already calling for his head; Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has suggested Scioscia and owner Arte Moreno should workout a contract settlement...