Five batters later, Kole Calhoun went to the plate looking for a slider and never got it. Instead, the
"I don't know if it was me laying off good pitches," Calhoun, who bats left-handed, said of his first-ever plate appearance against Matusz, the Orioles' tough left-handed reliever. "I was looking for a pitch and never really got it."
That seemed to be the theme of the night for the Angels, who never really got what they were looking for. The Angels, who went 22 for 52 (.431) with runners in scoring position in the five games before the All-Star break, were hitless in 12 at-bats with runners in scoring position Wednesday night and three for 25 in those situations in the series.
They failed to score after putting two on with no outs in the sixth.
“We did not execute well in the situational component in this series,” Manager
Aybar's big hit and stolen base in the eighth inning helped salvage the night and the series for the Angels, who lost the first two games.