American League Game Summary - Baltimore at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Friday, April 20th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 6, Baltimore 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 and drove in
three runs to carry the Angels over the Orioles, 6-3, in the opener of a
Jerome Williams (1-1) did not survive the third inning in his season debut
on Sunday, but rebounded with 6 2/3 quality innings on Friday. The right-
hander was charged with three runs on seven hits and helped snap Los
Angeles' three- game slide.
Brian Matusz (0-3) lost his 12th straight decision dating back to last
June, as he was roughed up for six runs -- four earned -- on eight hits
and three walks in five-plus innings. Matusz's defense wasn't much help,
committing four errors as Baltimore fell to 5-3 on its current 10-game road
"Brian was better. He left a couple of pitches up in the first inning, but
then he settled in," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of his starter.
Nolan Reimold went 3-for-5 and cranked a two-run homer to left-center to
chase Williams in the seventh and cut the Orioles' deficit to 6-3.
LaTroy Hawkins recorded the final out of the seventh, Scott Downs shook off a
leadoff walk in his scoreless eighth, and Jordan Walden worked around a free
pass to open the ninth to post his first save. The Angels were 0-for-3 in save
opportunities coming in.
"The biggest thing is we got the win," Kendrick said. "Jerome did a great job
putting up zeroes, and we came through with the bats."
Torii Hunter and Mark Trumbo had run-scoring doubles in the first inning, the
latter coming on a blooper to left that was misplayed by Reimold.
The Angels made it 3-0 in the second when Kendrick's single plated Alberto
Callaspo, who reached on Robert Andino's two-out throwing error.
The Orioles got on the board in their next at-bat as Reimold doubled and
scored on J.J. Hardy's base hit.
Kendrick came up with the bases loaded in the sixth and added the key
insurance runs by clearing the bags with a one-hopper to the wall in right-
center. Chris Iannetta and Callaspo both scored easily and Hunter came in on
Adam Jones' errant relay throw.
The last time the Orioles had four errors in one game was August
2008...Reimold has five home runs in his last six games and owns a 10-game
hitting streak...Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 and remains homerless in his first
58 at-bats with the Angels...Williams is 3-0 lifetime against the Orioles.
04/21 01:53:43 ET