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Angels bounce back after a pair of routs, beat the Orioles 4-1 to win the series finale



Angels bounce back after a pair of routs, beat the Orioles 4-1 to win the series finale
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Reid Detmers gave the Angels some much-needed effectiveness on the mound, permitting one run in 5 innings to assist Los Angeles keep away from a season-opening sweep with a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

The Angels have been outscored 24-7 of their first two video games in opposition to Baltimore, which prompted a group assembly after Saturday’s 13-4 loss. Then Detmers (1-0) took the mound and quieted the Orioles, and Los Angeles scored two runs in every of the primary two innings.

It was Ron Washington’s first win as a significant league supervisor since 2014 with Texas. Washington was employed by the Angels in November.

“That beginning job that he gave us, we would have liked it very, very badly,” Washington mentioned. “And he gave it to us.”

Taylor Ward hit a two-run homer to open the scoring, and though Tyler Wells (0-1) made it via six innings — and didn’t permit a baserunner after the second — the injury was accomplished.

Detmers surrendered two hits, struck out seven and walked three. José Soriano labored three innings, and Carlos Estévez pitched an ideal ninth for his first save.

“It felt good,” Detmers mentioned. “Clearly we would have liked it. The final two video games haven’t been actually our greatest video games.”

With the Angels up 2-0, Luis Rengifo and Logan O’Hoppe started the second with singles. One out later, Zach Neto hit an RBI single, and the runners moved as much as second and third on Anthony Rendon’s deep flyout.

Then catcher James McCann tried to choose O’Hoppe off third, however the ball hit the runner and bounced previous the bag for an error, permitting O’Hoppe to attain.

Gunnar Henderson drew a bases-loaded stroll with two outs within the backside of the second, however Detmers was in a position to get out of that inning when Adley Rutschman adopted by grounding right into a power.

Henderson got here up with two on and one out within the seventh in opposition to Soriano, however he hit a routine grounder and Rutschman lined out to left.

Soriano threw 34 pitches.

“He’s an enormous weapon. I feel you’ve seen that at the moment. He went via the identical guys that put, what, 27 runs up on us?” Washington mentioned, overstating the entire solely barely.

As dominant as they seemed via their first two video games, the Orioles have questions concerning the depth of their pitching employees with starters Kyle Bradish and John Means on the injured checklist. Wells struggled early however completed with seven strikeouts and no walks. He allowed three earned runs and 5 hits.


Orioles: Means (left forearm pressure) made his first rehab begin with Triple-A Norfolk and allowed seven runs, six hits and a stroll with two strikeouts in one-plus innings.


The Angels head to Miami for a three-game collection. Chase Silseth begins for Los Angeles on Monday in opposition to Max Meyer.

Baltimore hosts a three-game set with Kansas Metropolis. Dean Kremer takes the mound for the Orioles on Monday evening in opposition to Michael Wacha.


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