MLB Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Washington|
(Wednesday, April 23rd)
Final Score: Washington 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 4
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam LaRoche's RBI single brought home
Jayson Werth with the winning run, capping a four-run rally in the bottom of
the ninth which lifted Washington over the Angels by a 5-4 count in the finale
of a three-game interleague set.
In the ninth, the Halos picked up another insurance run as Raul Ibanez reached
on a LaRoche error, advanced on a wild pitch and scored after a walk to Collin
Cowgill thanks to Mike Trout's RBI single off Drew Storen (2-0).
Jose Lobaton greeted Ernesto Frieri (0-2) with his first homer of the season
to cut the Nats' deficit to 4-2. Denard Span hit a one-out single and Anthony
Rendon drew a walk, then Werth plated both with a double to tie the game prior
to LaRoche's hit to left field.
"He (Frieri) just got a save the other night," Angels manager Mike Scioscia
said. "It's in him. We just need to get him a little more consistent."
LaRoche finished with three hits for the Nationals, who fended off a clean
sweep. Gio Gonzalez worked five-plus innings, giving up two runs on four hits
and knocked in the other run.
"He left a fastball up over the plate," LaRoche said. "In that situation, just
trying to hit something hard."
Trout and Albert Pujols each collected two hits, an RBI and run scored for the
Angels, while Erick Aybar added a run driven in for the visitors.
The hosts picked up the game's first run in the second inning. Danny Espinosa
reached on a one-out bunt single, stole second, advanced to third on a
groundout and scored when Gonzalez dumped a single to left.
The Angels scored twice in the sixth to take the lead. Trout worked a
leadoff walk and scored when Pujols followed with a double, chasing Gonzalez.
Aaron Barrett entered, only to give up a two-out RBI single by Aybar.
David Freese hit a leadoff double in the seventh, moved up on a J.B. Shuck
groundout and came home with LA's third run on Barrett's wild pitch.
Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver gave up seven hits and one run over six solid
innings ... Washington continues its 11-game homestand by welcoming San Diego
for the first of four contests on Thursday ... The Halos head to the Bronx to
open up a three-game series on Friday.
04/24 01:26:43 ET