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Angels at Indians

Summary:

The Angels just finished taking two of three games in Baltimore.

…they have defeated the Indians three times by one run this season

…overall run differential in six games is zero (17-17).

… Weaver has pitched 12 consecutive quality starts (six-plus innings, three or fewer earned runs). His ERA is lowest in club history after 21 starts. He has worked at least seven innings and allowed no more than one run in 11 games. On May 7 against Cleveland, Weaver gave up four runs in six innings of a 4-3 loss.

… the Indians are hitting .180 (37-for-205) against Angels this season; no player with 10-plus official at-bats is hitting better than .250.

Pitching Matchups:

RHP Fausto Carmona (5-10, 5.63 ERA) vs. RHP Dan Haren (10-6, 3.10), Tonight at 7:05

RHP Josh Tomlin (11-4, 4.12) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (13-4, 1.81), Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

LHP David Huff (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (5-8, 3.69), Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.

Angels Medical Watch:

  • RHP Francisco Rodriguez (right shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 10. He will treat the problem with rest and rehab.

  • 3B Freddy Sandoval (left side muscle strain) was injured March 3, and he went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22. He began a rehab assignment with the Angels’ affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League on July 5, and he moved his rehab to Class AAA Salt Lake on July 16.

  • 1B Kendrys Morales (fractured left ankle) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22. He was never able to progress to running the bases in workouts, let alone playing in games during spring training or on a rehab assignment. He had a second surgery on his ankle May 26 to address continued discomfort and lack of mobility. Morales, who was transferred to the 60-day DL on July 20, will not play until the 2012 season.

Angels News/Notes:

  • RHP Tyler Chatwood went seven innings for the victory Sunday over Baltimore, allowing two runs on a home run by Adam Jones but not walking a batter. It was the first time in 19 major league starts Chatwood has not walked at least one batter. He went into Sunday’s start third in the American League with 53 walks.

  • OF Mike Trout hit his first major league home run, a three-run shot off Orioles reliever Mark Worrell in the eighth inning Sunday. Trout’s family was at the game. He grew up in Millville, N.J., and Baltimore is the closest AL city. The 19-year-old is the first teenager to homer in a major league game since Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton on August 7, 2007.

  • OF Torii Hunter went into Sunday’s game with just two hits in his past 31 at-bats. But he doubled off the center field wall in the third inning (missing a home run by a few feet) then cleared the left-field wall with a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

  • 3B Alberto Callaspo was 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored Sunday. He is batting .375 (27 for 72) in his past 21 games.

  • OF Peter Bourjos entered Sunday’s game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning with OF Mike Trout moving from center field to left field. The Angels will have a decision to make in the future on how to play those two speedy outfielders together. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday’s move was just to “get Vernon (Wells) off his feet.” Wells was the only position player to start all three games in the field during the series in Baltimore where temperatures were over 100 degrees each day.

  • .179—Rookie OF Mike Trout’s average through Sunday, when he went 1-for-5 against Baltimore and hit his first major league home run.

Angels Ace Jered Weaver will pitch against the Tribe on Tuesday night.

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