This game was more of a mud match you would play with your friends after a rainy day, as there were two rain delays (bottom of the fifth and sixth innings) that lasted a total of two hours, 14 minutes, but in the end, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-3.
The game wasn’t exactly an offensive outburst of a game, but 12 of the 19 players who stood in the batter’s box with a plate appearance had a least one hit, including three who had multi-hit games.
One of those was the returning, Peter Bourjos, who played in an Angels uniform for the first time since he left the May 12th, 19-inning thriller in Oakland, when he limped his way off the field with a leg injury. Bourjos finished the day 2-for-4 but didn’t bring anyone home, nor did he reach home over the affair.
Mike Trout‘s family was present at Camden Yards, and he gave them a small show putting ones across his box score line, with 1 run, 1 hit, 1 RBI (all coming from a solo home run in the second inning), 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and he also left 1 runner on base.
Angels pitchers were able to shut down the offensive stud of the season, Chris Davis, who went 0-for-3 on the night.
Josh Hamilton improved on his offensive struggles, going 2-for-5 on the night with a pair of RBIs and a round tripper in the sixth, but had to have something on a negative note, with the loan error of the game.
Tonight’s starting pitchers (Jered Weaver, Angels / Freddy Garcia, Orioles) lines were almost identical, both allowing six hits, walking one, and striking out three on 83 pitches. Only difference is that Weaver pitched 5.2 innings with four earned runs, and Garcia had two earned over 6.0 full innings (both coming on solo home runs).
Final from Baltimore :
Angels, 3 Orioles, 4
W – Freddy Garcia (3-3, 4.47)
L – Jered Weaver (1-2, 3.77)
S – Jim Johnson (22, 4.15)
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