Posted August 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Los Angeles Angels have been losing too many games they shouldn't have lately. And it doesn't get much worse than what Tampa Bay did to them Saturday night. C.J. Wilson couldn't protect an eight-run lead, giving back seven of them in one inning, and Kevin Jepsen allowed a tiebreaking, two-run homer to pinch-hitter Carlos Pena in the eighth as the Angels absorbed a demoralizing 10-8 loss that led to a 30-minute closed-door meeting. The no-decision left Wilson winless in a career-worst 10 consecutive starts (0-5) with a 5.70 ERA since beating Baltimore 7-3 on June 26 at Camden Yards. The knockout blow for him was Evan Longoria's two-out, two-run homer after an RBI single by Sam Fuld, a bases-loaded walk to Desmond Jennings and a three-run double by Ben Zobrist. ''The only reason I can be upset is because of my mistakes,'' Wilson said. ''I watched that inning again, and I saw that I overthrew the ball to Zobrist. That's really what it ...
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