Box Score: Indians 1, Angels 2

Torii Hunter hit his second homer in as many games against the Indians (10-9), as the Los Angeles Angels held on to win 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. The victory ended a five-game losing streak for the Angels (7-14).

The game was delayed for over two hours to start the afternoon, with first pitch moved back to around 3:30 p.m. From there, LA took an early lead on a Kendry Morales RBI single. Hunter then provided for an early 2-0 advantage with his solo blast in the fourth. The Indians netted their lone run in the fourth predictably on an RBI single from Jack Hannahan. That’d be all the scoring for the night, as this has truly been an pitcher-dominated series so far.

Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez settled down after the early runs, earning a quality start with a career-high seven strikeouts in six innings of work. The Tribe hardly managed to do much at all against Angels starter Dan Haren, who dominated for eight innings before Scott Downs came in for his first save.

LA Angels
M. Trout lf400000100.000
H. Kendrick 2b311001000.263
A. Pujols 1b401000100.226
K. Morales dh401100101.267
T. Hunter rf411110302.299
M. Trumbo 3b200001102.326
    A. Callaspo 3b100000100.182
E. Aybar ss401000000.218
B. Wilson c400000003.200
P. Bourjos cf300000201.167
HR – T Hunter (2, 4th inning off J Gomez 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI – K Morales (6), T Hunter (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Morales 1, M Trumbo 1, B Wilson 1, P Bourjos 1.
Team LOB – 6.
M. Brantley cf401000000.233
J. Kipnis 2b411000101.257
A. Cabrera ss300001200.305
T. Hafner dh400000103.298
C. Santana c400000302.230
J. Hannahan 3b401100000.300
S. Duncan lf301000102.241
C. Kotchman 1b200001000.143
A. Cunningham rf300000002.235
2B – M Brantley (6, D Haren).
RBI – J Hannahan (14).
2-out RBI – J Hannahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – T Hafner 1, S Duncan 2, A Cunningham 1.
Team LOB – 5.
E – J Kipnis (2, field).
PB – C Santana.


 LA Angels
D. Haren (W, 1-1)8.04112701.243.34
S. Downs (S, 1)1.00000100.880.00
J. Gomez (L, 1-1)6.05222710.782.35
J. Smith2.00000201.061.74
N. Hagadone1.00000100.692.08
  • Yup

    I said it 3 games ago, this offense cannot score enough to compete in the AL! That’s more than half the games played so far where the Tribe has scored 4 or less runs. Not gonna cut it in the AL…