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Angels rally in 6th for 7-2 win over Phillies

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Whatever had been bottling up the Los Angeles Angels' offense finally got dislodged during one remarkable inning.

Kole Calhoun homered and had an RBI single during a seven-run sixth, and the Angels' struggling offense rebounded for a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

David Freese had a two-run double during the lengthy rally, which propelled Los Angeles to just its second win in seven games. Calhoun bookended the rally with two of his three hits for the Angels, who had scored just nine runs in the previous 61 innings for a club that led the majors in scoring at the All-Star break.

''It's nice to bust out like that, and it hopefully gets us rolling,'' said Calhoun, who has four straight multihit games. ''This is a talented offense up and down. It's going to turn around.''

Calhoun sneaked his first homer since July 20 inside the right-field pole leading off the sixth, and Howie Kendrick drove home Albert Pujols with a tying single off Antonio Bastardo (5-6).

Marlon Byrd then badly overran pinch-hitter Collin Cowgill's fly down the line, allowing it to bounce behind him for a ground-rule double.

''I think the wall came into play there,'' Philadelphia manager Ryne Sandberg said. ''He had to go so far and it was sneaking up on him. It's right up there in the corner, not much room. It was a tough spot for him.''

Chris Iannetta and Calhoun capped the rally with two-out RBI singles.

The Angels made it comfortable for C.J. Wilson (9-8), who pitched into the seventh inning of his first victory since June 24, yielding seven hits and two walks. He was winless in his last five starts, with an injury absence in the middle.

''It's still not there,'' Wilson said. ''I was just trying to control the rhythm of the game and not overthrow it.''

Jerome Williams pitched five-hit ball into the sixth inning of his Phillies debut, but the former Angels right-hander's bullpen couldn't hold back his old teammates.

Williams was resilient in his first start for his seventh major league team. Philadelphia picked him up off waivers Sunday from Texas. He spent the past three seasons with the Angels, revitalizing his major league career.

''I don't think that it's like an audition or anything like that,'' Williams said. ''All I'm thinking about is going out there and performing, and whatever the team wants me to do, I'll do.''

Byrd and Ryan Howard drove in early runs for the last-place Phillies, who dropped to 4-9 in interleague play after allowing their second-worst single inning of the season.

The Angels (69-49) bounced back from a week of mostly miserable hitting. After reaching the All-Star break as the majors' top-scoring team, they had managed nearly two fewer runs per game since the break, undermining their chances of catching Oakland atop the AL West.

RARE TRIP

The Phillies visited Anaheim for the first time since 2003, and they're likely grateful they don't make it to the Big A regularly. Philadelphia has lost eight straight to the Angels over the last 12 seasons, getting outscored 37-14 by a team known as the Anaheim Angels back when the streak started. The skid is the Phillies' longest against any opponent.

TROUT CAUGHT

Not everything went well in the sixth for the Angels. Mike Trout struck out twice, extending his 4-for-25 homestand struggles. He has high-priced company, too: Josh Hamilton is in a 2-for-23 slump on this homestand, while Pujols is 5 for 26.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Angels: Reliever Mike Morin threw a bullpen session. He could return from the disabled list Saturday.

UP NEXT:

Phillies: A.J. Burnett (6-12, 4.29) starts the series finale.

Angels: Jered Weaver (12-7, 3.68) pitches two days after his daughter's birth.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

K. Calhoun
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Los Angeles

C. Wilson
IP 6.2
H 7
ER 2
BB 2
K 2
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Ben Revere, CF4110012.308.326.365
Jimmy Rollins, SS2000200.237.314.387
Chase Utley, 2B3110104.289.357.445
Ryan Howard, DH3011010.220.299.375
Marlon Byrd, RF4011001.270.320.471
Domonic Brown, LF4000002.226.278.335
Carlos Ruiz, C4000020.259.354.367
Darin Ruf, 1B3020010.194.333.389
Andres Blanco, 3B4010002.321.345.429
Jerome Williams, P0000000.000.000.000
   Antonio Bastardo, P0000000.0001.000.000
   Jake Diekman, P0000000.000.000.000
   Mario Hollands, P0000000.000.000.000
   Cesar Jimenez, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals3127235    
Batting
SF - Ryan Howard (3)
RBI - Ryan Howard (73), Marlon Byrd (67)
2-OUT RBI - Marlon Byrd (24)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Williams-Ruiz-Ruf
E - Marlon Byrd (3, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jerome Williams 5.1522131 6.43
Antonio Bastardo (L,5-6; BS,2) 0.1454100 4.56
Jake Diekman 0.1100010 4.08
Mario Hollands 1000000 4.03
Cesar Jimenez 1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jerome Williams 72-46, Antonio Bastardo 19-10, Jake Diekman 14-8, Mario Hollands 12-9, Cesar Jimenez 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jerome Williams 9-3, Mario Hollands 3-0, Cesar Jimenez 1-2
Batters Faced - Jerome Williams 21, Antonio Bastardo 6, Jake Diekman 2, Mario Hollands 3, Cesar Jimenez 4
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Kole Calhoun, RF4132000.288.343.476
Mike Trout, CF4000032.297.385.575
Albert Pujols, 1B3110100.273.325.476
   Efren Navarro, 1B0000000.268.336.392
Josh Hamilton, LF3110100.266.337.416
Erick Aybar, SS4010003.266.306.376
Howie Kendrick, 2B4121001.282.340.373
Brennan Boesch, DH2000000.200.200.267
   a-Collin Cowgill, PH-DH2111001.272.350.398
David Freese, 3B3112010.255.323.360
   John McDonald, 3B1000000.156.247.172
Chris Iannetta, C4111001.260.361.408
C.J. Wilson, P0000000.000.333.000
   Jason Grilli, P0000000.000.000.000
   Fernando Salas, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals34711724    
a-doubled for Boesch in the 6th
Batting
2B - Collin Cowgill (9, Bastardo), David Freese (16, Bastardo)
HR - Kole Calhoun (12, Williams)
RBI - Kole Calhoun 2 (34), Howie Kendrick (48), Collin Cowgill (17), David Freese 2 (40), Chris Iannetta (32)
2-OUT RBI - Kole Calhoun (18), Howie Kendrick (21), Collin Cowgill (5), David Freese 2 (14), Chris Iannetta (11)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Kendrick-Aybar-Pujols, Kendrick-Aybar-Pujols-Aybar-Kendrick-Pujols
E - C.J. Wilson (3, Throwing)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
C.J. Wilson (W,9-8) 6.2722220 4.71
Jason Grilli 0.1000100 3.69
Fernando Salas 2000030 2.61
HBP - Ruf (by C.J. Wilson)
Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 105-67, Jason Grilli 10-6, Fernando Salas 25-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 9-7
Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 28, Jason Grilli 2, Fernando Salas 6
Game Information
Attendance - 37296
Game Time - 2:56
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Toby Basner, Third Base - Marvin Hudson