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L.A. Angels (48-30) «6020000008110
Washington (30-49)001110000364

Angels 8, Nationals 3

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WASHINGTON -- When the Nationals made errors, the Los Angeles Angels took advantage. They almost couldn't help but capitalize on Washington's woeful ways.

Two of the Nats' miscues came in a six-run first inning that set the tone for Los Angeles to cruise to an 8-3 win.

The Angels have won five straight games and 10 of their last 11 on the road, while the Nationals have lost seven of eight.

"You've got to feed off errors," Angels center fielder Torii Hunter said. "Anytime a team makes an error, you've got to take advantage of it. We try to go out there and take advantage of any mistakes like hyenas."

Mike Napoli ended a 2-for-29 slump with a double, a homer and three RBI, including a run-scoring single in the big first inning. His third-inning home run gave Los Angeles a 8-0 lead.

"It was good to see Nap come out of it a little bit," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

A day after a pair of Nationals' errors helped the Angels' late comeback win, Washington's defensive troubles again led to Los Angeles runs. Left fielder Paul Lo Duca -- making his first appearance in the outfield since 2004 -- and first baseman Dmitri Young were each charged with errors during the Angels' big opening inning.

Young also had a throwing error in the sixth and left fielder Willie Harris misplayed a ball in the second.

The lead was more than enough for Jon Garland (7-4), who pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits.

Shawn Hill (1-5) gave up six runs - four earned - on five hits and two errors in the first inning alone. He eventually was pulled after the third, having allowed two more runs.

Hill, who started the season on the disabled list with soreness in his right forearm, has been pitching through pain in his forearm and elbow. Washington manager Manny Acta said Hill would be sent to the Mayo Clinic for another opinion and will likely be put on the disabled list.

Hill said the pain has caused him to alter his delivery on the mound during games and hurt his control. Hill and Acta pointed to Napoli's home run as an example -- Hill was supposed to throw a pitch out of the strike zone, but his fastball ended up over the plate.

"I'm not helping the team, I'm not helping myself," Hill said. "I'm hurting the bullpen, I'm putting Manny in a bad spot. I know it's not just because I'm making poor pitches. I'm just not right right now."

The Angels' Vladimir Guerrero extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first-inning single, but left after two innings with flu-like symptoms.

Lo Duca left the game during Guerrero's at-bat in the top of the second with lightheadedness. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Wily Mo Pena replaced Lo Duca, and led off the third inning with a home run. Elijah Dukes also had a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Nationals.

Notes

Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. ... Lo Duca, regularly a catcher, started the game in left field for the Nationals, his first stint in the outfield since 2004.

 
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Players of the Game
Anaheim

M. Napoli
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Anaheim

H. Kendrick
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins, 3B4110101 .312
Erick Aybar, SS5110022 .272
Garret Anderson, LF4001012 .254
Vladimir Guerrero, RF2111011 .290
    Gary Matthews Jr., RF2010000 .244
Torii Hunter, CF4130001 .279
Casey Kotchman, 1B4100002 .297
Howie Kendrick, 2B4221011 .317
Mike Napoli, C4123010 .206
Jon Garland, P2001100 .000
   a- Juan Rivera, PH1000010 .164
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
Totals36811727  
a-struck out for Garland in the 8th
Batting
2B - Mike Napoli (2, Hill)
HR - Mike Napoli (11, Hill)
SF - Garret Anderson (3)
RBI - Garret Anderson (35), Vladimir Guerrero (43), Howie Kendrick (14), Mike Napoli 3 (27), Jon Garland (1)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Napoli 2 (6)
SB - Howie Kendrick (3, 2nd base off Hill/Flores)
CS - Garret Anderson (2, 2nd base by Hill/Flores)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Garland-Aybar-Kotchman, Figgins-Kendrick-Kotchman
Los Angeles Angels
Jon Garland (W,7-4) 7633142 4.05
Jose Arredondo 2000040 1.56
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 106-74, Jose Arredondo 30-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 10-5, Jose Arredondo 2-0
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 26, Jose Arredondo 6
Washington Nationals
Cristian Guzman, SS4010010 .312
Elijah Dukes, RF4111022 .255
Lastings Milledge, CF4000000 .235
Dmitri Young, 1B4010010 .273
Jesus Flores, C4000011 .298
Ronnie Belliard, 3B2100110 .218
Paul Lo Duca, LF0000000 .190
    Wily Mo Pena, LF3111000 .211
Willie Harris, 2B3010011 .181
    Joel Hanrahan, P0000000 .000
    Charlie Manning, P0000000 .000
Shawn Hill, P0000000 .000
   a- Felipe Lopez, PH1000001 .247
    Steven Shell, P0000000 .000
   b- Kory Casto, PH1011000 .200
    Jesus Colome, P0000000 .000
    Pete Orr, 2B1000010 .000
Totals3136318  
a-grounded into a double play for Hill in the 3rd
b-singled for Shell in the 5th
Batting
HR - Elijah Dukes (3, Garland), Wily Mo Pena (2, Garland)
RBI - Elijah Dukes (15), Wily Mo Pena (9), Kory Casto (6)
2-OUT RBI - Kory Casto (3)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
DP - Flores-Harris, Harris-Young, Young, Guzman-Harris-Young
E - Willie Harris (1, Misplayed grounder(Pena replaces Lo Duca on 3-2 count)), Paul Lo Duca (2, Throwing), Dmitri Young 2 (4, Misplayed grounder)
Washington Nationals
Shawn Hill (L,1-5) 3886121 5.83
Steven Shell 2200010 0.00
Jesus Colome 2100110 5.68
Joel Hanrahan 1000010 4.47
Charlie Manning 1000020 3.77
Pitches-Strikes - Shawn Hill 71-40, Steven Shell 20-16, Jesus Colome 26-13, Joel Hanrahan 16-10, Charlie Manning 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shawn Hill 6-1, Steven Shell 3-1, Jesus Colome 3-2, Joel Hanrahan 1-1
Batters Faced - Shawn Hill 18, Steven Shell 7, Jesus Colome 8, Joel Hanrahan 3, Charlie Manning 3
Game Information
Attendance - 28531
Game Time - 2:36
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg