Final in 13

Series: Game 3 of 3

Baltimore won 2-1

Game 1: Tuesday, July 29
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Game 2: Wednesday, July 30
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Game 3: Thursday, July 31
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Angels 1

(64-43, 26-24 away)

Orioles 0

(60-47, 28-24 home)

    Coverage:  MLBN

    7:05 PM ET, July 31, 2014

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    W: H. Santiago (3-7)

    L: R. Webb (3-2)

    S: H. Street (4)

    Albert Pujols' RBI single in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles

    Associated Press

    BALTIMORE -- Albert Pujols hit an RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Thursday night to avert a three-game series sweep.

    Tyler Skaggs and six relievers combined on a five-hitter, and David Freese matched a career high with four hits to help Los Angeles improve to 3-10 in one-run games on the road.

    Skaggs had a no-hitter with two outs in the fifth inning before leaving with left forearm tightness. He was replaced by Mike Morin, who immediately gave up a bloop single to Caleb Joseph.

    The Orioles didn't get another hit until Joseph singled leading off the eighth.

    In the 13th, Kole Calhoun drew a leadoff walk from Ryan Webb (3-2) and Mike Trout singled before Pujols lined a single past the drawn-in infield.

    Hector Santiago (3-7) pitched two shutout innings and Huston Street got three outs for his fourth save since joining the Angels on July 18.

    Each of Baltimore's last six games has been decided by one run, four of them in extra innings. The Orioles fell to 12-4 in extra innings.

    Baltimore starter Bud Norris scattered eight hits over seven innings, striking out four and walking one. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 0.43 ERA in six career starts against Los Angeles.

    The Angels loaded the bases in the third before Pujols grounded into a double play for the second time in two at-bats. He made up for it later.

    Despite the loss, the AL East-leading Orioles won the season series 4-2. All six games were decided by two runs or fewer.

    Skaggs walked the first batter he faced, and then retired 14 straight before walking Steve Pearce in the fifth. The lefty threw one more pitch before leaving.


    Angels: Left-hander C.J. Wilson, who has been sidelined since July 10 with a sprained right ankle, is expected to return Saturday to start at Tampa Bay.

    Orioles: First baseman Chris Davis (stomach virus) missed a third straight start but entered as the designated hitter in the ninth. He struck out and walked. Left-hander T.J. McFarland returned from bereavement leave and righty Preston Guilmet was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.


    Angels: Matt Shoemaker, who went 3-1 in July, seeks to extend that run into a new month Friday night in the opener of a three-game series in Tampa Bay.

    Orioles: Wei-Yin Chen (11-3) faces the Mariners, who send Roenis Elias (8-8) to the mound Friday night to start a three-game series. Baltimore took three of four from Seattle last week.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumOriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
    Attendance24,974 (54.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time4:33
    Weather83 degrees, cloudy
    Wind5 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Kerwin Danley

    Research Notes

    Albert Pujols (LAA): 2nd game this season with go-ahead RBI in extra innings; had not had 2 such games in a single season since 2011 (has never had 3)

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