David Murphy Hits Walk-Off Single, Angels Beat Orioles 5-4

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Updated: August 9, 2015
David Murphy

Angels Series Recap v Orioles

(August 7-9, 2015)

(Record 59-51)

August  7th- On Friday, the Angels offense was red-hot, as they scored 8 runs, including a solo home run by Mike Trout on his 24th birthday. Andrew Heaney got the start, and struggled as he allowed four runs in five and two-thirds innings, but received the no-decision. The final score was 8-4, as the Angels took game one.

August 8th- On Saturday night, Ubaldo Jimenez carried a no-hitter into the sixth, as he no hit the Angels through five and two-thirds. He finished the game, going eight innings, allowing just two hits, and one walk, and received his ninth win of the year. The Orioles got three runs in six innings off Garrett Richards, and then tacked on two more against the Angels bullpen, as they shutout the Angels 5-0.

August 9th- Today, the Angels saw the return of longtime starter, Jered Weaver, who made his first start since coming off the DL with a hip injury. After a rough first inning where he allowed two runs, he settled down and went five innings, allowing just four hits, no walks, two runs, and seven strikeouts. The Angels offense scored four runs in the first three innings, courtesy of a solo homer by Kole Calhoun in the first, and then a three-run homer by David Murphy in the third, giving the Angels a 4-2 lead. The Orioles would tie it up in the sixth, as Cory Rasmus relieved Weaver, and allowed a solo homer to Gerrado Parra, and then two batters later, Chris Davis to tie up the game. The game would remained tied through the ninth, as it went to extra innings, In the tenth, Trevor Gott came in relief, and allowed a one-out single to Manny Machado. He then retired Parra and Adam Jones to end the top of the tenth. In the bottom of the tenth, Brad Brach retired the Angels in order, to send the game to the eleventh. In the 11th, Gott remained in the game and allowed a one-out single to Matt Wieters. He then got Jonathan Schoop to ground into an inning ending double play. In the bottom of the 11th, Chaz Roe relieved Brach and gave up a lead-off double to Carlos Perez. Roe then struck out Johnny Giavotella for the first out. He was then relieved by Brian Matusz, who struck out Kole Calhoun,but then intentionally walked Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to load the bases. The next batter was David Murphy, who singled into the gap in left center, scoring Perez as the Angels walked-off on the Orioles 5-4, to win the series.

Winning Pitcher: Trevor Gott (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Chaz Roe (2-2)

UP NEXT:

The Angels will hit the road as they will begin a seven game road trip. They will play three in Chicago, starting on Monday night. The probable pitchers are Matt Shoemaker (5-7, 4.01 ERA) for the Angels, against Chris Sale (9-7, 3.52 ERA) for the White Sox.

 

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