Orioles hit 4 HRs, beat Angels 8-2 to end 7-game skid

BALTIMORE (AP) Adam Jones took a big swing, and the result was a popup. He slammed his bat to the ground in disgust and dutifully jogged to first base.

Somehow, that seemingly routine out became the catalyst for a six-run inning that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 on Sunday.

Manny Machado and Mark Trumbo hit consecutive homers after the Angels lost the popup in the sun, and the Orioles got a strong pitching performance from Kevin Gausman in snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Los Angeles was up 1-0 when Jones led off the fourth against Deck McGuire (0-1) by hitting a ball high in the air. Second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't catch sight of it, and the ball landed on the dirt between second and first for a gift single.

''Sounds funny to say, but those are the types of things that have been happening to us,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''Kinsler's as good a second baseman as there is.''

Machado followed with his 21st home run , Trumbo connected , and Steve Wilkerson singled in a run before Tim Beckham capped the surge with a two-run single.

The home runs were lamentable, but the popup was especially galling to the Angels.

''Obviously it's unexpected. It happens,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He thought he had a bead on it and all of a sudden it disappeared in the sun.''

Jones got credit for a hit, but it sure didn't feel that way.

''Sure, it's just like an error,'' Scioscia said. ''I don't think (McGuire) was affected by it, but obviously it adds fuel to the fire and starts a rally for them.''

Trumbo homered again in the fifth and Trey Mancini also connected to help Baltimore secure its only victory during a seven-game homestand that began with four straight losses to Seattle.

Gausman (4-6) weathered temperatures in the upper 90s to go eight innings, allowing two runs and six hits to end a run of eight straight winless starts.

The Orioles improved to 1-15 against the AL West and won at home for only the second time in 19 games since May 13.

Baltimore still owns the worst record in the majors, but there were plenty of smiles to go around on this day.

''We're undefeated in July,'' Showalter said with a grin. ''Sometimes, you have to laugh to keep from crying, right? We have good people. It just hasn't happened for us, but we have half the season left. That's the approach we're taking.''

Kole Calhoun homered and Albert Pujols drove in a run for the Angels, who were seeking the first season sweep of Baltimore in franchise history. They settled for going 5-1, their fewest losses against the Orioles in one year.

THIS AND THAT

LA reliever Eduardo Parades has allowed five HRs in 16 1/3 innings. ... Gausman did not allow a walk for the fifth time this season. ... Wilkerson recorded his first career double, but Showalter said the rookie left with an apparent oblique injury. ... Angels star Mike Trout did not reach base for only the 12th time in 85 games this year.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: DH/RHP Shohei Ohtani (elbow) was scheduled to take live batting practice in California. Asked if the two-way star could be activated for this week's series against Seattle, Scioscia replied, ''Let's get by today, see how he does.'' ... RHP Garrett Richards (hamstring) could be ready to come off the DL on Wednesday to start against Seattle.

Orioles: OF Colby Rasmus was held out with an illness. ... RHP Darren O'Day said he opted for season-ending surgery on his hamstring because there was no guarantee he would be healthy by September. ''I need to functionally get it fixed so it just doesn't happen again,'' he said. ... RHP Chris Tillman (back) will need at least one more rehabilitative start after allowing five runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday night.

UP NEXT

Angels: After taking Monday off, LA faces Seattle on the road to launch a three-game series. Andrew Heaney (4-5, 3.95 ERA) is 0-3 with a 6.14 ERA in seven road starts.

Orioles: Following a day off Monday, Baltimore sends Alex Cobb (2-9, 6.75) to the mound in the opener of a two-game interleague series in Philadelphia.

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  • W: K. Gausman (4-6)L: D. McGuire (0-1)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (4), BAL - M. Trumbo 2 (10), M. Machado (21), T. Mancini (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Calhoun RF42211001.168.221.248.4689.0
M. Trout CF40000012.313.456.6331.089-0.5
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A. Pujols DH30210001.249.287.406.6934.0
A. Simmons SS30000002.319.380.440.8190.0
C. Young LF10000011.168.252.363.615-0.5
I. Kinsler 2B40000001.215.277.384.6600.0
K. Cowart 1B-3B30000000.125.125.250.3750.0
J. Briceno C30000010.300.323.533.856-0.5
D. Fletcher 3B-SS30100000.324.375.405.7801.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham 3B40120011.206.259.280.5392.5
    A. Jones CF31100121.287.313.437.7502.0
    M. Machado SS41221001.310.377.564.9418.0
    M. Trumbo DH42222011.261.317.478.79511.5
    C. Davis 1B41100000.155.232.265.4973.0
    T. Mancini LF41111021.232.303.384.6875.0
    C. Rasmus RF00000000.133.204.222.4260.0
    C. Sisco C31000100.208.327.308.6342.0
    S. Wilkerson 2B31210000.235.278.294.5725.0
    J. Schoop 2B00000000.197.242.345.5870.0
    J. Peterson RF-LF30000023.195.310.325.636-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Calhoun (3)
      • HR - K. Calhoun (4)
      • RBI - K. Calhoun (16), A. Pujols (45)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun (8), A. Pujols (20)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Davis (6), S. Wilkerson
      • HR - M. Machado (21), M. Trumbo 2 (10), T. Mancini (11)
      • RBI - T. Beckham 2 (6), M. Machado 2 (59), M. Trumbo 2 (25), T. Mancini (24), S. Wilkerson (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 2 (3), T. Mancini (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Fletcher-Kinsler-Cowart; Kinsler-Valbuena)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Machado-Wilkerson-Davis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. McGuire (L, 0-1)3.15552427.561.56-6.0
      H. Robles0.22110205.251.58-2.0
      E. Paredes1.02220027.711.90-1.0
      T. Cole3.01000200.000.339.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. McGuire (L, 0-1)3.1
      H. Robles0.2
      E. Paredes1.0
      T. Cole3.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (W, 4-6)8.06220214.051.3227.0
      M. Castro1.00000202.901.374.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (W, 4-6)8.0
      M. Castro1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. McGuire
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. McGuire 64-39, H. Robles 16-11, E. Paredes 19-11, T. Cole 44-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. McGuire 4-1, E. Paredes 1-2, T. Cole 4-2
      • Batters Faced - D. McGuire 16, H. Robles 4, E. Paredes 5, T. Cole 9
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Castro (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 104-73, M. Castro 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 9-12
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 29, M. Castro 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      LAA43-42
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Calhoun RF42211001.168.221.248.4689.0
      M. Trout CF40000012.313.456.6331.089-0.5
      J. Upton LF30100002.256.345.456.8001.0
      L. Valbuena 1B10000010.211.254.355.609-0.5
      A. Pujols DH30210001.249.287.406.6934.0
      A. Simmons SS30000002.319.380.440.8190.0
      C. Young LF10000011.168.252.363.615-0.5
      I. Kinsler 2B40000001.215.277.384.6600.0
      K. Cowart 1B-3B30000000.125.125.250.3750.0
      J. Briceno C30000010.300.323.533.856-0.5
      D. Fletcher 3B-SS30100000.324.375.405.7801.0
      Total3226210410-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Beckham 3B40120011.206.259.280.5392.5
        A. Jones CF31100121.287.313.437.7502.0
        M. Machado SS41221001.310.377.564.9418.0
        M. Trumbo DH42222011.261.317.478.79511.5
        C. Davis 1B41100000.155.232.265.4973.0
        T. Mancini LF41111021.232.303.384.6875.0
        C. Rasmus RF00000000.133.204.222.4260.0
        C. Sisco C31000100.208.327.308.6342.0
        S. Wilkerson 2B31210000.235.278.294.5725.0
        J. Schoop 2B00000000.197.242.345.5870.0
        J. Peterson RF-LF30000023.195.310.325.636-1.0
        Total3281084288-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Calhoun (3)
          • HR - K. Calhoun (4)
          • RBI - K. Calhoun (16), A. Pujols (45)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun (8), A. Pujols (20)
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Davis (6), S. Wilkerson
          • HR - M. Machado (21), M. Trumbo 2 (10), T. Mancini (11)
          • RBI - T. Beckham 2 (6), M. Machado 2 (59), M. Trumbo 2 (25), T. Mancini (24), S. Wilkerson (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 2 (3), T. Mancini (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Fletcher-Kinsler-Cowart; Kinsler-Valbuena)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Machado-Wilkerson-Davis)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. McGuire (L, 0-1)3.15552427.561.56-6.0
          H. Robles0.22110205.251.58-2.0
          E. Paredes1.02220027.711.90-1.0
          T. Cole3.01000200.000.339.0
          Total8.01088284---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. McGuire (L, 0-1)3.1
          H. Robles0.2
          E. Paredes1.0
          T. Cole3.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gausman (W, 4-6)8.06220214.051.3227.0
          M. Castro1.00000202.901.374.0
          Total9.0622041---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gausman (W, 4-6)8.0
          M. Castro1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. McGuire
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. McGuire 64-39, H. Robles 16-11, E. Paredes 19-11, T. Cole 44-26
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. McGuire 4-1, E. Paredes 1-2, T. Cole 4-2
          • Batters Faced - D. McGuire 16, H. Robles 4, E. Paredes 5, T. Cole 9
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Castro (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 104-73, M. Castro 16-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 9-12
          • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 29, M. Castro 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Calhoun homered to center28
          • 5TH INNING
            Mancini homered to left center18
            Trumbo homered to left center17
          • 4TH INNING
            Beckham singled to center, Sisco and Wilkerson scored16
            Wilkerson doubled to deep right, Davis scored, Sisco to third14
            Trumbo homered to right13
            Machado homered to left center, Jones scored12
          • 1ST INNING
            Pujols singled to left, Calhoun scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Miguel Castro relieved Kevin Gausman
            • L. Valbuena: Luis Valbuena facing Miguel Castro
            • Colby Rasmus in right field
            • Jonathan Schoop at second base
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols hit by pitch
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Kinsler lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. Briceno: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Briceno struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher lined out to center
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun homered to center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cole Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Davis grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sisco flied out to deep center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons grounded out to first
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler lined out to center
            • K. Cowart: Strike swinging, Cowart flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chris Young in left field
            • Luis Valbuena at first base
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado singled to right
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trumbo grounded into double play second to first, Machado out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout flied out to deep left
            • J. Upton: Foul, Upton singled to center
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Taylor Cole relieved Eduardo Paredes
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wilkerson grounded out to second
            • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham lined out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • K. Cowart: Strike looking, Cowart lined out to shortstop
            • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Briceno flied out to center
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Eduardo Paredes relieved Hansel Robles
            • M. Machado: Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo homered to left center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis flied out to deep left
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini homered to left center
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Pujols singled to deep left
            • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Pujols out at second
            • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. McGuire Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Jones reached on an infield single to second
            • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado homered to left center, Jones scored
            • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Trumbo homered to right
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis doubled to deep right
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Davis to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sisco walked
            • Hansel Robles relieved Deck McGuire
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Wilkerson doubled to deep right, Davis scored, Sisco to third
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Beckham singled to center, Sisco and Wilkerson scored
            • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to right
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to second, Fletcher out at second
            • M. Trout: Foul, Trout reached on fielder's choice to third, Calhoun out at second
            • J. Upton: Upton grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. McGuire Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sisco grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wilkerson singled to left center
            • J. Peterson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Peterson flied out to left
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Beckham grounded into fielder's choice to third, Wilkerson out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler popped out to shortstop
            • K. Cowart: Strike swinging, Cowart flied out to deep left
            • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Ball, Briceno grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. McGuire Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun doubled to deep right
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout popped out to first
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton flied out to center, Calhoun to third
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols singled to left, Calhoun scored
            • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. McGuire Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Machado grounded into double play third to second to first, Jones out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)