KEY MOMENT: After appearing to be mystified by left-hander Drew Smyly in the first five innings, the
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored enough to win, but Thursday night's late struggles, when the Angels' final three batters struck out to end the game, carried over to Friday. The Angels struggled just to make contact. Every starter, except for Hamilton, who left the game after one at bat, struck out at least once. They didn't hit the ball out of the infield until the fourth. They didn't record a hit until the fifth. Since the All-Star break, the Angels have scored just 24 runs in eight games, their worst stretch of the season.
ON THE MOUND: Left-hander
HAMILTON INJURED: Hamilton left the game after the third inning with a sore left knee. He appeared to favor the knee in the second inning while attempting to chase down a double.