Pujols, Angels use 5-run 8th inning to rally past O's 6-2

BALTIMORE (AP) On a steamy day that proved too daunting for Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 38-year-old Albert Pujols coolly delivered the game's pivotal hit.

Pujols' RBI double highlighted a five-run eighth inning, and Los Angeles beat the Orioles 6-2 Saturday to extend Baltimore's latest losing streak to seven games.

Gametime temperature was 93, and the humidity was unforgiving. Sweating profusely, Skaggs asked out after using 79 pitches to get through five innings.

''It's definitely one of the hottest games I've thrown in a long time,'' Skaggs said. ''I was just tired. I told (manager Mike Scioscia) I rarely come out and say this, but I'm exhausted.''

Skaggs added: ''I probably could have gone another inning, but there was no point. My team picked me up.''

Playing their 3,000th game under Scioscia, the Angels trailed 2-1 before using three hits, three walks and a hit batter to take control against the free-falling Orioles.

After Mychal Givens (0-6) issued a pair of one-out walks, Pujols tied it with his 632nd career double , a drive that handcuffed right fielder Danny Valencia. The hit tied David Ortiz for 10th place on the all-time list - and tied the game.

An intentional walk followed, and the go-ahead run scored when Chris Young hit into a force play at third base. Tanner Scott hit Martin Maldonado with a pitch to force in a run, and David Fletcher capped the uprising with a two-run single.

''It was good clutch-hitting that inning,'' Scioscia said. ''I think the biggest hit there was Albert.''

The Angels lost six straight before coming to Baltimore, and now they appear to have their mojo back.

''Whenever you can grind out runs late in the game to come back and win, it's exciting,'' Fletcher said. ''It's definitely something to give us confidence.''

Justin Anderson (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn the win.

The Orioles' shoddy play in the eighth inning explains why Baltimore owns the worst record in the majors. Baltimore has five losing streaks of at least six games, is 0-15 against the AL West and has lost 17 of 18 at home.

Afterward, manager Buck Showalter was straining to find the positive aspect of another dreadful defeat.

''When you only score two runs - again - you're going to have to pitch real well, which we really did for seven innings,'' he said. ''So, I'll take that out of it.''

Baltimore's Andrew Cashner threw 105 pitches. He gave up one run in six innings and left with the lead, but now has gone six straight starts without a victory.

''To say I'm not frustrated, I'd be lying, but for me, wins and losses are out of my control,'' the right-hander said.

MILESTONE

Scioscia is the sixth manager in major league history to manage 3,000 games with one team.

''You don't think about it,'' Scioscia said about his longevity. ''It's 3,000, one game at a time.''

TAKE A SEAT

Struggling Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop (.197) was given the day off, and will likely be rested Sunday before Monday's off day. Showalter said he wanted the 2017 All-Star to ''reset.''

TRAINING ROOM

Angels: RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani, who has a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, batted in a simulated game Saturday and did not experience any setbacks, Scioscia said. The team hopes Ohtani can avoid Tommy John surgery. . LHP John Lamb has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will undergo surgery in Los Angeles. . RHP Jake Jewell will be out at least six months after undergoing right ankle surgery Friday. . RHP Garrett Richards (hamstring) allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start Friday with High-A Inland Empire. ''He lost some of his command as the outing went on, but physically he felt great,'' Scioscia said.

Orioles: RHP Darren O'Day opted for surgery to repair a left hamstring strain, ending his season. ... RHP Chris Tillman (back) was scheduled to make his third rehab start, this time with Triple-A Norfolk, on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Deck McGuire (0-0, 6.08 ERA) makes his third major league start in the series finale Sunday.

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (3-6, 4.20 ERA) lost his last four decisions and has not completed seven innings in any of his last eight starts.

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  • W: J. Anderson (2-2)L: M. Givens (0-6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF50000013.162.216.224.440-0.5
M. Trout CF31000200.317.461.6411.1023.0
J. Upton LF32100213.255.345.457.8025.5
A. Pujols DH50110002.245.281.403.6853.0
A. Simmons SS31110100.322.383.444.8284.0
L. Valbuena 1B30000021.211.255.357.612-1.0
a- C. Young PH11010002.170.254.366.6202.0
K. Cowart 1B00000000.200.200.400.6000.0
I. Kinsler 2B31200100.218.280.389.6695.0
M. Maldonado C30010002.243.303.367.6692.0
D. Fletcher 3B40220001.324.378.412.7904.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Valbuena in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham 3B41200010.204.259.282.5402.5
A. Jones CF41100011.287.311.438.7491.5
M. Machado SS40210010.308.376.556.9312.5
D. Valencia RF30010000.276.338.459.7971.0
T. Mancini LF20000111.232.304.375.6790.5
C. Rasmus PR-LF10000000.133.204.222.4260.0
M. Trumbo DH30000102.256.313.444.7571.0
C. Davis 1B40100012.154.231.261.4930.5
S. Wilkerson 2B40000013.143.200.143.343-0.5
C. Joseph C30000010.176.198.306.504-0.5
a- C. Sisco PH10000001.213.329.315.6440.0
  • a-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Upton (10), A. Pujols (13), I. Kinsler (15)
  • RBI - A. Pujols (44), A. Simmons (38), C. Young (13), M. Maldonado (32), D. Fletcher 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (13), M. Maldonado (9), D. Fletcher 2 (4)
BATTING
  • SF - D. Valencia (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (57), D. Valencia (23)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Skaggs, J. Upton (2), L. Valbuena (4)
  • PB - M. Maldonado (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Jones
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs5.04211602.641.2212.0
N. Ramirez0.20001004.371.27-1.0
J. Alvarez1.01000002.951.152.0
J. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.10000103.681.6010.5
B. Parker1.01000003.121.172.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs5.0
N. Ramirez0.2
J. Alvarez1.0
J. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.1
B. Parker1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner6.04112404.481.5716.0
B. Brach (H, 2)1.00000003.621.673.0
M. Givens (L, 0-6) (BS, 2)0.11332004.601.49-11.0
T. Scott0.22221006.751.64-5.0
Z. Britton1.00001006.231.732.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner6.0
B. Brach (H, 2)1.0
M. Givens (L, 0-6) (BS, 2)0.1
T. Scott0.2
Z. Britton1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 79-55, N. Ramirez 10-5, J. Alvarez 14-9, J. Anderson 20-11, B. Parker 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 7-3, N. Ramirez 1-1, J. Alvarez 1-2, J. Anderson 2-1, B. Parker 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 21, N. Ramirez 3, J. Alvarez 4, J. Anderson 4, B. Parker 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Givens (4)
  • IBB - T. Scott (2)
  • HBP - T. Scott
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 105-66, B. Brach 17-10, M. Givens 18-8, T. Scott 14-9, Z. Britton 11-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-6, B. Brach 1-2, T. Scott 1-0, Z. Britton 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, B. Brach 3, M. Givens 4, T. Scott 5, Z. Britton 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Calhoun RF50000013.162.216.224.440-0.5
M. Trout CF31000200.317.461.6411.1023.0
J. Upton LF32100213.255.345.457.8025.5
A. Pujols DH50110002.245.281.403.6853.0
A. Simmons SS31110100.322.383.444.8284.0
L. Valbuena 1B30000021.211.255.357.612-1.0
a- C. Young PH11010002.170.254.366.6202.0
K. Cowart 1B00000000.200.200.400.6000.0
I. Kinsler 2B31200100.218.280.389.6695.0
M. Maldonado C30010002.243.303.367.6692.0
D. Fletcher 3B40220001.324.378.412.7904.0
Total3367606414-----
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Valbuena in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham 3B41200010.204.259.282.5402.5
A. Jones CF41100011.287.311.438.7491.5
M. Machado SS40210010.308.376.556.9312.5
D. Valencia RF30010000.276.338.459.7971.0
T. Mancini LF20000111.232.304.375.6790.5
C. Rasmus PR-LF10000000.133.204.222.4260.0
M. Trumbo DH30000102.256.313.444.7571.0
C. Davis 1B40100012.154.231.261.4930.5
S. Wilkerson 2B40000013.143.200.143.343-0.5
C. Joseph C30000010.176.198.306.504-0.5
a- C. Sisco PH10000001.213.329.315.6440.0
Total3326202710-----
  • a-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Upton (10), A. Pujols (13), I. Kinsler (15)
  • RBI - A. Pujols (44), A. Simmons (38), C. Young (13), M. Maldonado (32), D. Fletcher 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (13), M. Maldonado (9), D. Fletcher 2 (4)
BATTING
  • SF - D. Valencia (4)
  • RBI - M. Machado (57), D. Valencia (23)
FIELDING
  • E - T. Skaggs, J. Upton (2), L. Valbuena (4)
  • PB - M. Maldonado (7)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Jones
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs5.04211602.641.2212.0
N. Ramirez0.20001004.371.27-1.0
J. Alvarez1.01000002.951.152.0
J. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.10000103.681.6010.5
B. Parker1.01000003.121.172.0
Total9.0621270---
PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs5.0
N. Ramirez0.2
J. Alvarez1.0
J. Anderson (W, 2-2)1.1
B. Parker1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner6.04112404.481.5716.0
B. Brach (H, 2)1.00000003.621.673.0
M. Givens (L, 0-6) (BS, 2)0.11332004.601.49-11.0
T. Scott0.22221006.751.64-5.0
Z. Britton1.00001006.231.732.0
Total9.0766640---
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner6.0
B. Brach (H, 2)1.0
M. Givens (L, 0-6) (BS, 2)0.1
T. Scott0.2
Z. Britton1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 79-55, N. Ramirez 10-5, J. Alvarez 14-9, J. Anderson 20-11, B. Parker 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 7-3, N. Ramirez 1-1, J. Alvarez 1-2, J. Anderson 2-1, B. Parker 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 21, N. Ramirez 3, J. Alvarez 4, J. Anderson 4, B. Parker 4
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Givens (4)
  • IBB - T. Scott (2)
  • HBP - T. Scott
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 105-66, B. Brach 17-10, M. Givens 18-8, T. Scott 14-9, Z. Britton 11-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-6, B. Brach 1-2, T. Scott 1-0, Z. Britton 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, B. Brach 3, M. Givens 4, T. Scott 5, Z. Britton 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Fletcher singled to center, Young and Kinsler scored, Maldonado out at third62
    Maldonado hit by pitch, Simmons scored, Young to third, Kinsler to second42
    Young reached on fielder's choice to third, Upton scored, Pujols out at third, Simmons to second32
    Pujols doubled to deep right center, Trout scored, Upton to third22
  • 4TH INNING
    Simmons singled to left, Upton scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Valencia hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored, Machado to third02
    Machado singled to left, Beckham scored, Jones to third, Machado to second on left fielder Upton fielding error01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Zach Britton relieved Tanner Scott
    • K. Calhoun: Calhoun flied out to deep center
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Trout lined out to second
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Pujols grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Parker relieved Justin Anderson
    • M. Trumbo: Trumbo popped out to second
    • C. Davis: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Davis singled to right center
    • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Wilkerson popped out to third
    • Chance Sisco hit for Caleb Joseph
    • C. Sisco: Sisco grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Mychal Givens relieved Brad Brach
    • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Calhoun flied out to center
    • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
    • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Trout to second on wild pitch, Ball, Upton walked
    • A. Pujols: Pujols doubled to deep right center, Trout scored, Upton to third
    • Tanner Scott relieved Mychal Givens
    • A. Simmons: Simmons intentionally walked
    • Chris Young hit for Luis Valbuena
    • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Young reached on fielder's choice to third, Upton scored, Pujols out at third, Simmons to second
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kinsler reached on an infield single to shortstop, Simmons to third, Young to second
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado hit by pitch, Simmons scored, Young to third, Kinsler to second
    • D. Fletcher: Foul, Fletcher singled to center, Young and Kinsler scored, Maldonado out at third
    • Middle of the 8th (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kaleb Cowart at first base
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to first
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valencia fouled out to first
    • C. Rasmus: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rasmus grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brad Brach relieved Andrew Cashner
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler flied out to right
    • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Alvarez Pitching:
    • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph lined out to center
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham singled to left center
    • Justin Anderson relieved Jose Alvarez
    • A. Jones: Ball, Beckham to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Jones struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep left
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons popped out to shortstop
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Valbuena grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Noe Ramirez relieved Tyler Skaggs
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini walked
    • M. Trumbo: Trumbo lined out to center
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Noe Ramirez
    • Colby Rasmus ran for Trey Mancini
    • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler walked
    • M. Maldonado: Maldonado grounded out to third, Kinsler to second
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to center, Kinsler to third
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Calhoun fouled out to left
    • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Trout walked, Fletcher to second
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Joseph struck out on foul tip
    • T. Beckham: Beckham flied out to right
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones safe at first on Skaggs fielding error
    • M. Machado: Machado reached on an infield single to second, Jones out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to third
    • J. Upton: Ball, Upton doubled to deep right center
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to third, Upton to third
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons singled to left, Upton scored
    • L. Valbuena: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Valencia grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Trumbo walked
    • C. Davis: Ball, Davis safe at first on 3rd baseman Valbuena fielding error, Trumbo to second
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler doubled to deep right
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado popped out to first
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons flied out to center
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wilkerson grounded out to first
    • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph lined out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
    • M. Trout: Foul, Trout lined out to left
    • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham singled to left center
    • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jones singled to right, Beckham to third
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado singled to left, Beckham scored, Jones to third, Machado to second on left fielder Upton fielding error
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valencia hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored, Machado to third
    • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • M. Trumbo: Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)