2016 Game 89: Angels at Orioles

7-10-16

Los Angeles Angels (37-51, 5th AL West) at Baltimore Orioles (50-36, 1st AL East)

Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD

Camden Yards-day

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Cloudy, 82F, Wind NW 12mph

Pitching Matchup

Tim Lincecum (1-2, 7.50 ERA)

Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on July 5, 2016 (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on July 5, 2016 (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

After an impressive Angel debut up in Oakland, Lincecum has really struggled over his last 3 starts as he’s given up a combined 14 earned runs in just 12 innings of work. He has issued 7 walks and given up 25 hits over that stretch. His last start was another tough one in Tampa Bay as he gave up 5 runs on 10 hits in just 4 2/3 innings, but took a no-decision in a game the Angels dropped 13-5.

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Chris Tillman (11-2, 3.55 ERA)

Chris Tillman delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards on June 25, 2016 (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Chris Tillman delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards on June 25, 2016 (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

While Tillman has probably been the most reliable starter in Baltimore’s rotation this season, he did end June on a rough 3-start stretch. He gave up 14 earned runs over 14 2/3 innings in his 3 starts from June 19-30, but the Orioles still won 2 of those games. His last start was a beauty at Dodger Stadium as he held the Dodgers to just 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings to take the win in a game the Orioles won 4-1.

Game Notes

  • Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo hit his league-leading 28th homer on Saturday and enters play Sunday on a seven-game hitting streak. The No. 1 seed in Monday’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby is hitting .379 (11-for-29) with five homers and eight RBIs over the seven-game stretch.
  • Angels catcher Geovany Soto was reinstated from the disabled list Saturday and is expected to start Sunday for the first time since May 17. Soto, who underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee, was hitting .283/.338/.483 with three homers and seven RBIs in 60 at-bats before going on the DL.
  • The Orioles have hit a league-best 135 home runs this season, setting a franchise record for the most homers before the All-Star break. The 1996 O’s held the previous mark with 134 homers before the break.

Starting Lineups

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – .321
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .287
  3. CF-Mike Trout – .323
  4. DH-Albert Pujols – .251
  5. 1B-Jefry Marte – .225
  6. LF-Ji-Man Choi – .050
  7. SS-Andrelton Simmons – .266
  8. C-Geovany Soto – .283
  9. 2B-Gregorio Petit – .276

Baltimore

  1. CF-Adam Jones – .263
  2. LF-Hyun Soo Kim – .331
  3. 3B-Manny Machado – .322
  4. RF-Mark Trumbo – .287
  5. 1B-Chris Davis – .236
  6. C-Matt Wieters – .262
  7. 2B-Jonathan Schoop – .304
  8. DH-Pedro Alvarez – .237
  9. SS-J.J. Hardy – .255

2017 First-Year Player Draft Order

  1. Atlanta: 30-58 (.341)
  2. Minnesota: 31-56 (.356)
  3. Cincinnati: 32-56 (.364)
  4. Tampa Bay: 34-53 (.391)
  5. Angels: 37-51 (.420)
  6. Arizona: 38-51 (.427)
  7. Oakland: 38-50 (.432)
  8. San Diego: 38-50 (.432)
  9. Milwaukee: 38-48 (.442)
  10. Colorado: 40-47 (.460)

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