Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Freddy Garcia took a no-hit bid into the
seventh inning in his first start of 2013, and Steve Pearce's RBI single in
the top of the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 win over the
LA Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium.
Adam Jones led off the tenth with a single off Garrett Richards (1-3) and was
replaced at first base by Nolan Reimold after a fielder's choice. J.J. Hardy
advanced Reimold to second on a groundout, which brought Pearce to the plate
to deliver the decisive blow.
Jim Johnson then retired the Angels in order in the bottom of the 10th for his
11th save in as many tries.
Garcia, who was making his first start of 2013 after being called up from the
minors earlier in the day, retired 17 of the first 18 batters he faced before
giving up two runs on three hits in the seventh inning. He struck out two and
walked one in 6 2/3 innings of work. Tommy Hunter (1-1) pitched a scoreless
top of the ninth to earn the win
Manny Machado, Hardy and Reimold all homered for the O's, who have taken two
of the first three games in this series heading into Sunday's finale. Pearce
finished 3-for-4, while Jones swiped two bags in the triumph.
The Angels finally got to Garcia, who yielded only a second-inning walk to
Mark Trumbo over the first six frames, in the seventh. Erick Aybar broke up
the no-hitter with a single to center, and Trumbo belted his fifth home run in
his last six games to cut Baltimore's lead to 4-2.
Still down by two entering the bottom of the eighth, Hank Conger led off with
a bunt single for Anaheim and Scott Cousins, pinch-hitting for Chris Iannetta,
then walked. Both runners advanced on a sacrifice, and Conger scored on
Aybar's RBI groundout to second.
Mike Trout then came through with an infield single to tie the score and force
extras, as neither team was able to put a run across in the ninth.
Machado and Hardy both went deep in the first and second innings,
respectively. Each were solo shots off Angels starter Tommy Hanson, who
allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings.
Reimold plated Machado with the O's third run with a sacrifice fly to left
field in the fifth, and his homer two innings later gave Baltimore a 4-0
cushion that they ultimately were unable to maintain.
Garcia made five starts for Triple-A Norfolk earlier this season before
getting called up to the majors ... Baltimore went just 1-for-12 with runners
in scoring position ... Angels closer Ernesto Frieri struck out the side in
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