American League Game Summary - Baltimore at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Sunday, April 22nd)
Final Score: Baltimore 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 2 (10 innings)
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Robert Andino scored the winning run in the top
of the 10th inning to guide Baltimore to a 3-2 victory over the LA Angels in
the finale of a three-game set.
Andino walked off LaTroy Hawkins (0-1) to start the 10th, moved to second on
Endy Chavez's bunt and third on J.J. Hardy's groundout before coming home on
Nick Markakis' sharp grounder off the glove of Angels second baseman Howie
Pedro Strop (2-1) allowed one run on one hit over two innings of relief to
record the win. Jim Johnson worked around a one-out double in the 10th for his
seventh save of the year as the Orioles salvaged a win after dropping the
first two games of the series.
Baltimore finished off its 10-game road trip at 6-4.
"We had a succesful road trip for the most part, we'd like to have won all 10
of them," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "...Let's see if we can keep
this thing moving."
Neither starter factored into the decision. Baltimore's Wei-Yin Chen,
coming off his first major league win, scattered five hits while allowing one
run on three walks with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 frames. Dan Haren is still
searching for his first win of the year after allowing two runs on six hits
and one walk with nine punchouts over 7 1/3 innings.
"Dan (Haren) pitched a gem. He really pitched well and maintained his stuff
throughout and unfortunately we just couldn't give him enough support
offensively," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Markakis' bases-loaded liner to the opposite field off Scott Downs in the
eighth spoiled what had to that point been a gem by Haren, as he plated Matt
Wieters and Andino, each of whom singled against Haren before he was
Kendrick got one right back in the home half, driving a high fastball into the
opposite-field seats in right-center for a 2-2 tie.
Albert Callaspo's bloop single in the home fourth scored Vernon Wells to
stake Haren an early 1-0 lead.
Markakis drove in all three Oriole runs...It was the first extra-inning game
of the year from the Angels...Baltimore returns to Camden Yards after a 10-
game road trip for a three-game set with Toronto on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday,
Los Angeles travels to Tampa Bay to open a three-game series.
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