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

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 13, 2014 at 1:10 am •  Published: August 13, 2014
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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.

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