Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 4/27/12
CLEVELAND An All-Star as a rookie in 2011, Angels reliever Jordan Walden has lost his job as closer one blown save into 2012. Manager Mike Scioscia announced before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians that veteran left-hander Scott Downs will close with Walden moving to a seventh- or eighth-inning role "for right now." Walden entered Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with one out in the ninth inning, the bases empty and the Angels holding a one-run lead. B.J. Uptonsingled before Brandon Allen crushed a pinch-hit, two-run home run to give the Rays a 4-3 walk-off victory, extending the Angels' losing streak to four games and dropping their record to an extremely disappointing 6-13. "Right now, we want to get Jordan some innings where he can work on some things," Scioscia said. "It should be a quick fix. When Jordan gets his stuff right, it will play in the closer spot, and that's what we're working toward." Walden went 5-5 with a 2.98 earned-run average a...
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