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Angels hit 2 HRs in 11-6 win over Padres

Jun 13, 2009 - 6:32 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.(AP) -- Mike Scioscia wasn't kidding when he said things are going to change around the Angels' clubhouse.

The first salvo came after Friday night's 11-6 victory over the San Diego Padres, when slumping second baseman Howie Kendrick was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake because of his .231 batting average. Maicer Izturis, who started in place of him, tied a career high with four of the Angels' 18 hits.

Scioscia held an edgy closed-door meeting with his players following Thursday night's embarrassing 11-1 defeat to the Rays - their fourth in five games.

"We weren't happy about some of the things we saw in the last couple of games in Tampa, and they were addressed by a lot of guys," Scioscia said. "There's some real leadership in this room, and these guys sensed it. They talked some things out and played a great ballgame tonight. We did a lot of great things on that field and we didn't let up. We need to get back into that grind mode."

The two-time defending AL West champions, who trail first-place Texas by 4 1/2 games, responded quickly after their manager's challenge. In the first inning, they scored three runs - and it took only three batters to do it. Chone Figgins doubled, Bobby Abreu hit the first of his three RBI singles, and Torii Hunter homered into the left-field bullpen.

"Mike aired us out and got on our butts, and we came out today with a little more fire," Hunter said. "The timing was right. We needed that. You can't get used to losing. And tonight we looked like the team we're supposed to be. We should be like this day in and day out. Mike said the right things and we took heed to it. We tried to leave it all on the field tonight and not be too laid-back. That's what we were doing in Tampa and Detroit."

The mood in the clubhouse was quiet despite the victory because of Kendrick's departure. Hunter, whose locker is right next to his, spoke with the four-year veteran privately before addressing reporters.

"I just talked to him about my experiences getting sent down in 1997 and '98," Hunter said. "Every time I got sent down, I got upset and got a little more fire because I wanted to get back to the major leagues to stay. And that's what he's going to do. This can't do anything but hopefully tick him off and give him a lot more fire."

Scioscia doesn't expect Kendrick to be in the minors for long, but he felt this decision was necessary.

"We feel it's time for Howie to go down and just take a little pressure off of him, let him exhale a little bit, get some at-bats and find his swing," the manager said. "Hopefully it's going to be a big turnaround, but it's tough to search for it up here. I know he's pressing."

Kendry Morales also homered for the Angels and Bobby Abreu had three RBI singles in support of right-hander Matt Palmer (6-0), who allowed four runs - three earned - and 10 hits over six innings in his first start since May 30.

Palmer was put back in the rotation after Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher determined that Kelvim Escobar didn't have the stamina to start regularly again after recovering from shoulder surgery last July, and moved him to the bullpen instead.

Chad Gaudin (2-5) gave up eight runs and 10 hits over three-plus innings in his ninth start this season and seventh on the road.

"My velocity was there and my location was there, but they hit it where we weren't," Gaudin said. "I threw a hanging slider to Hunter, which was a bad pitch, but the fastball to Morales was a good pitch. If I had the same situation, I'd throw the same pitch."

Los Angeles broke a 4-all tie with five runs in the fourth, including Morales' leadoff homer.

Kevin Kouzmanoff was 3 for 4 with a two-run homer.

NOTES: For the first time, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn broadcast a major league game his son played in. Tony Jr. was 1 for 3 with two walks for San Diego, flied out with the bases loaded in the second and committed a fielding error in center field. "He doesn't worry about his dad's legacy. He's just trying to establish himself - and for me, that's been a lot of fun to watch," the eight-time NL batting champ said. ... The Padres were 3-15 last year against the AL.






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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 12 2
    LA ANGELS 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 x 11 18 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - CHAD GAUDIN, EDWIN MORENO (4TH), CLA MEREDITH (6TH), MIKE
    ADAMS (8TH) AND HENRY BLANCO
    LAA - MATT PALMER, DARREN OLIVER (7TH), JUSTIN SPEIER
    (8TH), JASON BUL

    Jun 13 1:08 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    LA ANGELS 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.314, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres 6, Angels 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 13 12:57 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (6) TO LEFT CENTER
    WITH 2 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF DARREN OLIVER SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6, LA ANGELS 10
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.241, 1-FOR-3)

    Padres 6, Angels 10  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 13 12:32 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED KENDRY MORALES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M IZTURIS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 10 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.267, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Padres 4, Angels 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 13 12:02 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, T HUNTER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 9 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J RIVERA (.309, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 4, Angels 9  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:48 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED ERICK AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, C FIGGINS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.315, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres 4, Angels 8  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:40 PM
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    Padres 4, Angels 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:33 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERICK AYBAR SCORED MIKE NAPOLI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E AYBAR ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.317, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 4, Angels 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:33 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE NAPOLI SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M NAPOLI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.286, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Padres 4, Angels 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:31 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KENDRY MORALES (9) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.265, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 4, Angels 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:28 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY MIKE NAPOLI ALLOWED HENRY BLANCO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GWYNN JR. ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.197, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Padres 4, Angels 4  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 12 11:21 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON FIRST, C FLOYD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.243, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 3, Angels 4  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 12 11:12 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B GILES ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.278, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 2, Angels 4  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 12 11:09 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERICK AYBAR SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E AYBAR ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.319, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 1, Angels 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 12 11:02 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HENRY BLANCO SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H BLANCO ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, C
    FLOYD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA ANGELS 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: L RODRIGUEZ (.256, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Padres 1, Angels 3  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 12 10:54 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TORII HUNTER (13) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF CHAD GAUDIN SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, LA ANGELS 3
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.260, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Padres 0, Angels 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 12 10:38 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.313, 12 HR, 44 RBI)

    Padres 0, Angels 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 12 10:35 PM