Richards, Angels can't pin down pesky Orioles
Right-hander yields four runs, including tone-setting blast in first
Thirteen days into a second half that has seen the bats cool down and the winning percentage plateau, the Angels can be thankful for one thing: At least the Orioles aren't in their division. The Angels have lost two series since the middle of June, and both have come against Baltimore's first-place club over the last nine days.
They dropped two of three against the Orioles at Angel Stadium early last week and suffered their second straight defeat at Camden Yards, 4-3, on Wednesday night, while moving to 1-4 against Buck Showalter's crew. All five games have been decided by fewer than three runs. "It's a good club," losing pitcher Garrett Richards said of the Orioles.
"Do I think they're as good as us? We've got one of the best clubs in baseball. We're going to be there in the end, and we're not worried about anybody else."
The Angels are still only 2 1/2 games out in the American League West, and they still hold a comfortable cushion for the second-best record in the Majors -- they lead the third-place Yankees and Mariners by three games -- despite splitting their first 12 games since the All-Star break. Read More...
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