MLB Game Summary - Philadelphia at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Tuesday, August 12)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Philadelphia 2
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kole Calhoun drove in two runs during a
seven-run sixth inning as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the
Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, in the opener of a two-game interleague set
Calhoun homered among his three hits and David Freese brought in two runs
with a double for the Angels, who won their eighth straight game against the
"I don't think I've ever had two hits in an inning," said Calhoun. "Tonight
was big for C.J. and the team."
C.J. Wilson (9-8) gave up just two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts
across 6 2/3 frames to earn his first winning decision in his last six starts.
Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd each drove in a run for Philadelphia, which has
dropped four of its last five.
Antonio Bastardo (5-6) gave up five runs -- four earned -- on four hits during
the sixth inning in relief of starter Jerome Williams, who made his first
start with the Phillies since being claimed off waivers from Texas on Sunday.
Williams allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over 5 1/3
"Jerome did a nice job. He showed his experience, hitting his spots with his
fastball," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "We just couldn't finish out
the sixth inning."
The Angels took command with a seven-run bottom of the sixth. Calhoun led off
the frame with a solo shot that landed just inside the right-field foul
pole. After Albert Pujols singled, Bastardo took the mound and walked Josh
Hamilton. Howie Kendrick drove in the tying run on a single to center with two
Byrd overran Collin Cowgill's fly ball in right field and the ball bounced off
the ground and into the stands for a run-scoring, ground-rule double. Freese
drove in two more runs with a double down the left-field line and Chris
Iannetta's base hit to right brought in Freese. Jake Diekman entered the game
and was welcomed with Calhoun's bloop RBI single for a 7-2 score.
In the seventh, Darin Ruf and Andres Blanco both singled off Wilson. Jason
Grilli replaced Wilson and walked Jimmy Rollins to load the bases, but Chase
Utley flied out to end the frame.
Philadelphia opened the scoring in the fourth. Ben Revere and Utley both
singled to place runners at the corners with one out and Howard's sacrifice
fly to left scored Revere to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
The Phillies tacked on another run in the sixth. Utley worked a two-out walk
before Howard's grounder hit off Wilson's leg for a single. Wilson then
retrieved the ball near the mound and hastily threw off the mark to first,
allowing Utley to reach third. Byrd scored Utley on the very next pitch with a
single to left.
Freese extended his hitting streak to nine games ... Philadelphia's three-game
interleague win streak was snapped ... The Phillies visited Angel Stadium for
just the second time. The only other time was from June 9-11, 2003 ... The
Angels lead the all-time series, 8-1 ... The Angels went 6-for-9 with runners
in scoring position, while the Phillies went 2-for-5.
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