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MLB Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Chicago Cubs



(Wednesday, July 10th)

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 13, Chicago Cubs 2

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - One night after the Cubs went deep five times, Los Angeles turned the trick in a 13-2 victory over Chicago in the back end of a brief two-game interleague series.

Josh Hamilton slammed a pair of homers and drove in five, Albert Pujols and Brendan Harris each provided a two-run blast and Mark Trumbo added a solo shot for the Angels, who won for the fourth time in their last six.

"The last two or three weeks I've been swinging the bat a lot better," Hamilton said. "It feels good. End the first half strong and keep it going in the second half."

Mike Trout finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in a run, while C.J. Wilson (9-6) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts over seven solid innings.

Cody Ransom picked up two hits, including a solo homer for the Cubs, whose four-game win streak came to a screeching halt. Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single in the rout.

Jeff Samardzija (5-9) lasted just 4 2/3 frames, touched for nine runs and as many hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Chicago picked up a run in the fourth as Ransom stroked a leadoff double and scored on a Rizzo single, but the Halos struck back with six in the fifth to take an 11-1 advantage on a two-run blast by Pujols followed by a solo shot from Hamilton, a two-run homer from Harris and a bases-loaded walk to Pujols.

"Teams like that take advantage of you when you're not doing what you want to do," Samardzija said. "A lot of this game is rhythm and if can't get into a rhythm right out of the gates then you're going to be battling all game."

Los Angeles added single runs in the eighth and ninth on a Hamilton groundout and Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly.

Ransom's shot to left center in the bottom of the ninth capped the scoring.

The Angels broke out early, producing five runs in their first turn at the plate after an RBI double from Trout, three-run homer by Hamilton and a Trumbo solo blast.

Game Notes

The Angels improved to 7-10 in interleague play, while the Cubs fell to 13-7 ... Wilson has now held opponents to two runs or less in five of his last six outings ... Los Angeles clubbed five homers in the game for the 32nd time in team history ... The Halos reached double digits for the seventh time this season, while the Cubs allowed 10-or-more runs for the fifth time in 2013.

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHA 67
DET 55
 
Final
PHI 9
ATL 2
Final
MIN 4
BOS 4
Final
HOU 3
DET 2
Final
NYY 0
TAM 3
Final
BOS 7
TOR 9
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
Final
NYM 4
STL 5
Final
OAK 4
ANA 1
Final
KAN 4
LOS 4
Final
CIN 0
ARI 3
Final
SEA 4
CWS 12
Final
SFG 5
CLE 2
Final
CHC 11
MIL 7
Final
CWS 2
SDP 8
Final
COL 10
TEX 4
6th
BAL 1
PIT 2
 
3rd
CHA 67
DET 55
 
3rd
WAS 80
PHI 51
 
3rd
ORL 54
SAN 72
 
2nd
NYK 48
BRK 55
 
Half
BOS 50
IND 39
 
2nd
MIL 20
CHI 25
 
1st
OKC 25
DAL 26
 
1st
HOU 35
SAC 25
 
2nd
MIN 27
TOR 31
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
DEN
10:00pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
NOP
1st
LAMON 16
LOYC 16
 
2nd
BUF 1
TOR 1
 
1st
PIT 1
PHI 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
COL