MLB Game Summary - Philadelphia at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Wednesday, August 13)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Philadelphia 3
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Howie Kendrick and Brennan Boesch both drove
in a pair of runs to boost the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 4-3 win over
the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Jered Weaver continued his dominance against the National League, allowing
two runs on eight hits to earn the win. Weaver (13-7) improved to 11-1 in his
last 12 decisions in interleague play.
"It was a battle. I just tried to limit runs and keep us in it," said Weaver.
"Our offense came through and our bullpen shut them down."
The Angels swept this brief two-game set and won for the third time in four
Phillies starter A.J. Burnett (6-13) fell to 0-5 over his last six starts
after surrendering all four runs in six innings of work. The 37-year-old vet
allowed five hits and walked four.
Carlos Ruiz had three hits and Jimmy Rollins finished with two hits and two
stolen bases, as Philadelphia fell for the third straight game.
"We outhit them and had some walks in there," said Phillies manager Ryne
Sandberg. "We just didn't have the big bat to drive them in."
The Halos have won nine straight games between the two teams.
LA took a 1-0 lead in the second on Boesch's sacrifice fly to center, but
Philly got the run back a half inning later when Marlon Byrd plated Rollins
with a single to left.
Rollins made it 2-1 in the fourth, driving in Ruiz with a single to right with
After Mike Trout grounded out to start the home sixth, Albert Pujols doubled,
Josh Hamilton was plunked and Erick Aybar drew a walk to load the bases.
Kendrick then blooped a two-run single down the right field line to give the
Angels the lead. Aybar scored when Boesch grounded into a fielder's choice
later in the frame to make it 4-2.
The Phillies got one back in the top of the eighth against Joe Smith. Grady
Sizemore tripled with one out and scored on Dominic Brown's groundout.
Huston Street tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his seventh save since coming
over in a trade from San Diego.
The Phillies have lost five of six ... Philadelphia outhit the Angels, 11-6
... Trout went 0-for-4, falling to 5-for-40 with 14 strikeouts over his last
10 home games.
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