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Angels annihilate O's with nine-run outburst in 13th

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BALTIMORE -- Torii Hunter celebrated his return from the disabled list by driving in the go-ahead run in a nine-run 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 17-8 Sunday.

Chone Figgins had four hits for the Angels, including the 1,000th of his career, an RBI single in the sixth inning. Los Angeles' leadoff hitter scored three runs and drove in three.

After missing 32 games with a groin injury, Hunter had two hits and two RBI in his first action since July 7. He lined into a double play with the bases loaded in the 11th but redeemed himself with a bases-loaded bouncer up the middle in the 13th off Brian Bass (5-3).

Erick Aybar followed with a two-run single against Matt Albers, the Angels' fifth straight hit, and Los Angeles kept adding to the margin until Juan Rivera finished the onslaught with a three-run homer.

Jason Bulger (6-1) worked the final two innings for Los Angeles, which had a season-high 23 hits.

  Angels OF Hunter returns from DL

Torii Hunter waited nearly six weeks for the opportunity to win a game for the Los Angeles Angels, then blew it by lining into a double play with the bases loaded in the 11th inning.

Given a second chance to beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th, he delivered.

Hunter celebrated his return from the disabled list by driving in the go-ahead run in a nine-run 13th inning that provided the Angels a 17-8 victory Sunday.

Chone Figgins had four hits for Los Angeles, including the 1,000th of his career, an RBI single in the sixth inning. Figgins scored three runs, drove in three and stole a base.

After missing 32 games with a groin injury, Hunter had two hits and two RBI in his first action since July 7. He had a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the first inning, then ended the 11th inning with his liner to second base before redeeming himself with a bases-loaded bouncer up the middle in the 13th off Brian Bass (5-3).

"I had some big situations there," Hunter said. "First time I came up I didn't deliver, even though I had a sacrifice fly. Next time, I lined into a double play. The last time, I just wanted to put the ball somewhere safe and get the run home."

After the game, Hunter just wanted to put his feet up and relax.

"My legs are tired and I'm pretty exhausted. It's like 'Welcome back!"' he said. "But I have a few games to make up. It was almost like a doubleheader out there."

After Hunter's single in the 13th, Erick Aybar hit a two-run single against Matt Albers, the Angels' fifth straight hit. Los Angeles kept adding to the margin until Juan Rivera finished the onslaught with a three-run homer.

The nine runs were the most scored in one extra inning since San Diego registered the same amount in the 10th against Philadelphia on May 28, 1995.

"I don't know what you call it, but a nine-run 13th inning is ... a little unusual," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

Jason Bulger (6-1) worked the final two innings for Los Angeles, which had a season-high 23 hits.

Brian Roberts, Luke Scott and Nick Markakis homered for the Orioles, who rallied from 6-2 and 8-6 deficits.

But in the 13th, the Angels finally built a lead too large for Baltimore to overcome.

Baltimore closed to 8-7 in the eighth when Matt Wieters ended an 0-for-16 skid by Orioles pinch hitters with an RBI single, and Baltimore pulled even in the ninth against closer Brian Fuentes. Roberts led off with a double, stole third and scored on a fly ball by Adam Jones that reached the warning track in left.

"I don't know what more they could have done to try to win the game," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.

Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed seven runs, 10 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. He yielded his AL-high 28th homer, but avoided his 13th loss.

"They're a very good hitting team, and on top of that I did not execute enough pitches to get the momentum on my side and keep us in the game," Guthrie said. "Our offense did a tremendous job. To come back and have a shot to win that game, despite the pitching, is obviously a big compliment to them.

Angels rookie Sean O'Sullivan yielded six runs and seven hits, including three homers, in four-plus innings. Since his recall from Triple-A Salt Lake on Aug. 5, the right-hander has given up 16 runs in 13 2/3 innings to raise his ERA from 3.72 to 5.91.

Notes

  • Angels DH Vladimir Guerrero was a late scratch as a precautionary measure after he complained of stiffness in his left knee, where he was hit by a pitch on Saturday night.
  • Markakis has reached in 36 straight games, a personal best and 16 short of the club record.
  • Two defense gems: SS Aybar snagged a first-inning grounder on the grass in short left field and turned to throw out Roberts; Jones made a leaping catch at the wall on Mike Napoli's sacrifice fly.
 
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Torii Hunter hits the go-ahead HR in his first game back from the DL after missing 32 games.  (AP)
Torii Hunter hits the go-ahead HR in his first game back from the DL after missing 32 games. (AP)

Players of the Game
Anaheim

C. Figgins
AB 7
R 3
H 4
HR 0
RBI 3
Baltimore

B. Roberts
AB 7
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins, 3B7343020 .312
Maicer Izturis, 2B5222301 .299
Bobby Abreu, RF7331114 .310
Juan Rivera, LF8334002 .312
    Robb Quinlan, LF0000000 .256
Kendry Morales, 1B7230100 .304
Torii Hunter, CF6122013 .306
Erick Aybar, SS6233100 .311
Mike Napoli, C6011024 .297
Howie Kendrick, DH7121013 .275
Totals5917231767  
Batting
2B - Chone Figgins 3 (22, Guthrie, Guthrie, Albers), Torii Hunter (20, Ray), Erick Aybar (17, Guthrie), Howie Kendrick (14, Guthrie)
HR - Bobby Abreu (11, Guthrie), Juan Rivera (19, Albers)
SF - Torii Hunter (4), Mike Napoli (3)
RBI - Chone Figgins 3 (43), Maicer Izturis 2 (48), Bobby Abreu (79), Juan Rivera 4 (69), Torii Hunter 2 (67), Erick Aybar 3 (46), Mike Napoli (45), Howie Kendrick (43)
2-OUT RBI - Chone Figgins 3 (19), Maicer Izturis 2 (16), Juan Rivera 3 (31), Erick Aybar (21)
SB - Chone Figgins (37, 3rd base off Hendrickson/Moeller), Maicer Izturis (10, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Moeller), Bobby Abreu (25, 2nd base off Ray/Moeller), Erick Aybar 2 (11, 2nd base off Ray/Moeller, 2nd base off Albers/Wieters)
Team LOB - 12
Los Angeles Angels
Sean O'Sullivan 4766233 5.91
Matt Palmer 2.1100010 4.42
Darren Oliver (H,14) 0.2000010 3.00
Kevin Jepsen (H,7) 1211010 5.79
Brian Fuentes (BS,5) 1211010 4.24
Jose Arredondo 2200020 5.04
Jason Bulger (W,6-1) 2000050 3.54
Pitches-Strikes - Sean O'Sullivan 93-53, Matt Palmer 35-21, Darren Oliver 5-4, Kevin Jepsen 15-10, Brian Fuentes 18-12, Jose Arredondo 31-20, Jason Bulger 27-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sean O'Sullivan 7-2, Matt Palmer 5-1, Kevin Jepsen 2-0, Brian Fuentes 1-1, Jose Arredondo 2-2
Batters Faced - Sean O'Sullivan 21, Matt Palmer 8, Darren Oliver 2, Kevin Jepsen 5, Brian Fuentes 5, Jose Arredondo 8, Jason Bulger 6
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B7222023 .289
Adam Jones, CF4101110 .289
Nick Markakis, RF6122020 .304
Aubrey Huff, 1B6010011 .253
Nolan Reimold, LF6110031 .269
Luke Scott, DH6121001 .268
Ty Wigginton, 3B6130032 .263
Chad Moeller, C3011001 .214
   a- Matt Wieters, PH-C3011011 .269
Robert Andino, SS2110101 .228
   b- Felix Pie, PH1000001 .247
    Cesar Izturis, SS2000011 .264
Totals528148214  
a-singled for Moeller in the 8th
b-grounded out for Andino in the 8th
Batting
2B - Brian Roberts (45, Fuentes), Nolan Reimold (13, Jepsen), Luke Scott (15, O'Sullivan), Ty Wigginton (15, Palmer), Chad Moeller (4, O'Sullivan), Robert Andino (6, O'Sullivan)
HR - Brian Roberts (10, O'Sullivan), Nick Markakis (14, O'Sullivan), Luke Scott (20, O'Sullivan)
SF - Adam Jones (3)
RBI - Brian Roberts 2 (51), Adam Jones (67), Nick Markakis 2 (82), Luke Scott (58), Chad Moeller (3), Matt Wieters (18)
2-OUT RBI - Luke Scott (25), Chad Moeller (2), Matt Wieters (7)
SB - Brian Roberts (24, 3rd base off Fuentes/Napoli)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - B. Roberts-Huff, Huff-Wieters
E - Robert Andino (6, Misplayed grounder)
Baltimore Orioles
Jeremy Guthrie 5.21077221 5.66
Mark Hendrickson 0.1000010 4.68
Chris Ray 2211120 6.75
Danys Baez 1000000 4.18
Jim Johnson 2100210 2.93
Brian Bass (L,5-3) 1644000 4.71
Matt Albers 1455111 5.85
IBB - Aybar by Chris Ray
HBP - Figgins (by Brian Bass)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Guthrie 104-61, Mark Hendrickson 3-3, Chris Ray 30-20, Danys Baez 7-5, Jim Johnson 37-21, Brian Bass 23-15, Matt Albers 30-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Guthrie 3-12, Chris Ray 3-2, Danys Baez 3-0, Jim Johnson 3-1, Brian Bass 2-0, Matt Albers 2-0
Batters Faced - Jeremy Guthrie 29, Mark Hendrickson 1, Chris Ray 10, Danys Baez 3, Jim Johnson 8, Brian Bass 9, Matt Albers 8
Game Information
Attendance - 26529
Game Time - 4:28
Temperature - 92
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Larry Vanover