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Angels hope to continue road success vs. Orioles

Jul 25, 2008 - 10:06 AM Los Angeles (62-39) at Baltimore (48-52) 7:05 p.m. EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim own the largest division lead in the majors and their advantage seems to growing by the game.

The Angels look to continue their strong play on the road when they visit the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.

Anaheim, which owns a 10-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West, has won consecutive games and seven of eight. While this contest opens a 10-game road trip, the Angels aren't worried about losing their lead as the team is a major league-best 31-18 away from home.

Anaheim is poised to continue that trend when it sends Joe Saunders (12-5, 3.05 ERA) to the mound.

Saunders, who has allowed two runs or less in 13 of his 19 starts, is 3-0 lifetime against the Orioles and allowed four runs and 12 hits in five innings during a 6-5 victory over Baltimore on May 4.

Brian Burres (7-6, 5.02) tries to help the Orioles end their three-game losing streak.

Burres, who went 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his only two career starts against Anaheim last year, is looking to bounce back from a tough outing. The 27-year-old lefthander had a three-game win streak snapped when he allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, walking four while striking out five during Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA ANGELS 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 9 1
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 5 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LAA - JOE SAUNDERS, SCOT SHIELDS (7TH), FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (9TH)
    AND JEFF MATHIS
    BAL - BRIAN BURRES, DENNIS SARFATE (2ND), ALBERTO
    CASTILLO (6TH), CHAD BRADFORD (

    Jul 25 9:49 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEVIN MILLAR (14) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 6, BALTIMORE 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B FAHEY (.224, 0 HR, 11 RBI)

    Angels 6, Orioles 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 25 9:45 PM
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    Angels 6, Orioles 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 25 9:45 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 6
    BALTIMORE 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.336, 0-FOR-3)

    Angels 6, Orioles 4  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 25 9:25 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 35 roots

    Angels 6, Orioles 4  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 25 9:25 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO LUKE SCOTT SCORED KEVIN MILLAR.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, L SCOTT ON FIRST, J PAYTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.287, 0-FOR-3)

    Angels 5, Orioles 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 25 9:10 PM
  • 35
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Angels 5, Orioles 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 25 9:10 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAY PAYTON SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ AND ADAM JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON SECOND, K MILLAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J CASTRO (.133, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 5, Orioles 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 25 9:06 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEVIN MILLAR (13) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JOE SAUNDERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5, BALTIMORE 1
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.244, 6 HR, 31 RBI)

    Angels 5, Orioles 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 25 8:00 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CASEY KOTCHMAN (10) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF BRIAN BURRES SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5, BALTIMORE 0
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Angels 5, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 25 7:36 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUAN RIVERA (4) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF BRIAN BURRES.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3, BALTIMORE 0
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J MATHIS (.228, 8 HR, 34 RBI)

    Angels 3, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 25 7:33 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA ANGELS 2 2 3 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: LAA - JOE SAUNDERS
    BAL - BRIAN BURRES

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.289, 7 HR, 34 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.292, 15 HR, 54 RBI)
    M MORA (.254, 15 HR, 63 RB

    Angels 2, Orioles 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 25 7:20 PM