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Colon, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner, left after one inning of the Angels' 15-6 win Wednesday over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays because of irritation in his pitching elbow.
"He had a little stiffness," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We'll evaluate him on a day-to-day basis and come up with some options, if we have to, in case he can't make his next start."
"I think there is some concern, but it's balanced with the fact that Bartolo, he's been such a horse for so long that you feel very good about his ability to get back to where he needs to be," Scioscia said.
Colon was on the disabled list from April 19-June 17 because of right shoulder inflammation.
"That's the first thing that crossed my mind, how I'm just getting over the one thing and something else pops up," Colon said through a translator. "I want to be able to throw on the mound in my next (scheduled) outing, so hopefully this is just something very minor that I felt today. I'm going to work hard to get it back and be back on the mound."
Juan Rivera hit a pair of two-run doubles, including one during a 10-run second inning. He has nine homers and 22 RBI in 22 July games.
"Juan's been having some kind of month," Scioscia said. "He got us going early in the game. We're getting some guys on base for him and he's taking advantage of it."
Maicer Izturis had two hits and drove in three runs in the second, when the Angels took a 12-4 lead. The 10 runs and nine hits in the inning were season highs for Los Angeles.
"It was just one of those things where the pitches were in the wrong spot, and anytime they hit a ball it found a benevolent part of the field," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "It was one of those goofy days."
Kevin Gregg (3-3) replaced Colon and gave up two runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings for the Angels, who have won 12 of 16 and are 17-5 in July. Gregg left with one out in the fifth because of left knee irritation.
"A day's rest or two and I'll be back on it," Gregg said.
Fossum gave up seven runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings.
"It seemed like there was always people on base," Fossum said. "It just happened so quickly. The game sped up on me and I sped up with it. I just really never got a chance to slow things down and make some quality pitches."
Rivera hit his second two-run double of the game against Edwin Jackson, who followed Fossum and allowed five runs and five hits while getting just one out.
Chad Harville, the third Tampa Bay pitcher in the inning, retired Cabrera, his first batter, for the final out.
Quinlan's two-run double in the eighth extended the Angels' lead to 15-6. He has 20 RBI in 15 games.
Baldelli hit a two-run homer, and Wigginton had a solo shot off Colon over a span of three pitches during a four-run first to put the Devil Rays ahead 4-2. Wigginton's homer was his career-high 18th of the season.
Tampa Bay has lost 10 of 13 since the All-Star break.
|Bartolo Colon's sore right elbow forces him out after one inning, but his Angels teammates get it done. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Chone Figgins, CF-RF||6||1||2||2||0||0||1||.263|
|Maicer Izturis, 3B||5||1||3||3||1||1||1||.284|
|Orlando Cabrera, SS||6||2||2||1||0||0||3||.292|
|Vladimir Guerrero, RF||5||2||2||0||0||0||2||.316|
|Reggie Willits, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.333|
|Juan Rivera, LF||5||1||3||4||1||1||2||.295|
|Tim Salmon, DH||3||1||1||0||1||0||2||.266|
|a- Curtis Pride, PH-DH||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Howie Kendrick, 2B||5||3||2||1||1||0||4||.280|
|Robb Quinlan, 1B||5||2||2||3||0||0||3||.308|
|Jose Molina, C||5||1||1||1||0||2||4||.236|
|a-doubled for Salmon in the 8th|
|2B - Chone Figgins (14, Jackson), Maicer Izturis (8, Fossum), Juan Rivera 2 (16, Fossum, Jackson), Curtis Pride (1, R. Lugo), Robb Quinlan (8, R. Lugo), Jose Molina (10, Fossum)|
|HR - Howie Kendrick (1, Camp)|
|RBI - Chone Figgins 2 (34), Maicer Izturis 3 (19), Orlando Cabrera (51), Juan Rivera 4 (50), Howie Kendrick (8), Robb Quinlan 3 (23), Jose Molina (14)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chone Figgins 2 (11), Maicer Izturis (8), Juan Rivera 2 (20)|
|CS - Maicer Izturis (3, 2nd base by Harville/Navarro)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Cabrera-Quinlan, Kendrick-Cabrera-Quinlan|
|E - Jose Molina (5, Wild throw)|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Kevin Gregg (W,3-3)||3.1||4||2||2||1||4||0||4.88|
|WP - Kevin Gregg 2 (6)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Bartolo Colon 24-15, Kevin Gregg 66-40, Hector Carrasco 24-16, Brendan Donnelly 21-13, J.C. Romero 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bartolo Colon 1-1, Kevin Gregg 2-3, Hector Carrasco 4-1, Brendan Donnelly 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Bartolo Colon 7, Kevin Gregg 14, Hector Carrasco 8, Brendan Donnelly 4, J.C. Romero 4|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Julio Lugo, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||.309|
|a- Damon Hollins, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.213|
|Carl Crawford, LF||4||1||2||1||0||1||1||.307|
|Rocco Baldelli, CF||4||1||1||2||0||2||1||.284|
|Ty Wigginton, 3B||4||1||2||1||0||1||0||.265|
|Travis Lee, 1B||2||1||0||0||2||0||1||.205|
|Jorge Cantu, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.271|
|Greg Norton, RF||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.256|
|Jonny Gomes, DH||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.222|
|Dioner Navarro, C||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.281|
|a-struck out for Lugo in the 9th|
|3B - Carl Crawford (11, Gregg)|
|HR - Rocco Baldelli (5, Colon), Ty Wigginton (18, Colon)|
|RBI - Carl Crawford (51), Rocco Baldelli 2 (26), Ty Wigginton (57)|
|2-OUT RBI - Carl Crawford (31)|
|SB - Carl Crawford (33, 3rd base off Colon/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Camp-Cantu-Lee|
|E - Jorge Cantu (7, Misplayed grounder), Julio Lugo (13, Wild throw), Ty Wigginton (7, Wild throw)|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Casey Fossum (L,4-4)||1.1||6||7||5||1||1||0||5.22|
|WP - Casey Fossum (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Casey Fossum 41-24, Edwin Jackson 32-20, Chad Harville 34-22, Shawn Camp 19-16, Ruddy Lugo 34-23, Travis Harper 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Fossum 2-2, Edwin Jackson 1-1, Chad Harville 2-3, Shawn Camp 2-2, Ruddy Lugo 3-3, Travis Harper 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Casey Fossum 12, Edwin Jackson 8, Chad Harville 9, Shawn Camp 8, Ruddy Lugo 10, Travis Harper 5|
|Attendance - 18525|
|Game Time - 3:02|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Dusty Dellinger, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Jim Joyce|