Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Mike Trout tracked J.J. Hardy's drive to the
wall and leapt to save a home run in the first inning, beating his chest in
celebration after coming down with the ball.
The Angels, their offense firing on all cylinders, hardly needed the extra run
to finish off a two-game sweep of the Orioles.
Torii Hunter homered and scored four times, Trout had four hits and the Angels
routed the Orioles, 13-1, on Wednesday night to give Jered Weaver a leisurely
win in his second outing since coming off the disabled list.
The Angels had four homers for a 7-3 win in the series opener on Tuesday and
ended the brief set with 33 combined hits and 20 runs. Trout, Hunter (3) and
Kendrys Morales (3) combined for 10 of the team's 16 hits on Wednesday, with
Morales driving in four runs.
"They're swinging the bats pretty well, at least they have these two games,"
said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "Every mistake you made they were on."
Weaver (8-1) struck out six in 6 2/3 innings and gave up a run on six hits and
a walk to win his second straight start since coming off the DL.
The Angels put the game away with a six-run fourth and won for the sixth time
in their last seven games.
The Orioles have dropped six of eight. Starter Jason Hammel (8-3) entered the
game with a 19-inning scoreless streak but gave up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings
to snap a four-start unbeaten streak.
Hunter's one-out homer in the first, his 10th of the season, ended Hammel's
streak but wasn't the biggest play in the inning.
That was reserved for Trout's highlight-reel grab in right-center, where he
jumped several feet off the ground from several feet in front of the wall to
nab Hardy's drive in the top of his glove.
"Obviously a tremendous play by Trout. It was one of the best plays I've ever
seen behind me," said Weaver. "That was very uplifting and I kind of worked
The Orioles ended up tying the score after Chris Davis singled and scored on
Adam Jones' double down the left field line, sliding in ahead of the tag.
The Angels poured it on after that, however, scoring two runs with a two-out
rally in the third and sending 11 batters to the plate in a six-run fourth.
Morales hit a bases-loaded single to make it 3-1 in the third after Trout
singled and Hunter and Albert Pujols both walked.
Alberto Callaspo's leadoff double and Howie Kendrick's RBI single started the
Angels rally in the fourth. Trout, Hunter, Morales and Callaspo also had RBI
singles in the inning.
Five of the runs were charged to Hammel and one to Matt Lindstrom, who pitched
for the first time since May 10 after being activated off the disabled list
The Angels built an 11-1 lead against Kevin Gregg in the fifth, loading the
bases with two outs before two runs scored on Brian Roberts' error at second
on a Morales grounder.
Bobby Wilson doubled off Darren O'Day to start the seventh and scored on Peter
Bourjos' two-out double. Morales followed with a single to make it 13-1.
Orioles DH Nick Johnson left the game with an injured right wrist...The Angels
are 4-1 in the season series..Lindstrom had been on the disabled list with a
right middle finger injury. The Orioles optioned infielder Steve Tolleson to
Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday...Hammel was 2-0 in four previous June starts,
winning his previous two outings...The Orioles are 2-3 on a nine-game
homestand that ends with four against the Indians...This series started a
nine-game road trip for the Angels, who will visit Toronto next for four games
against the Blue Jays.
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