So when the Angels opened an 11-run lead in the third inning against the
"In the third or fourth inning, I was thinking, 'What's going to happen today?' " Santiago said. " 'Am I going to get dehydrated? Am I going to fall on the ground because of the heat?' I wanted to make sure nothing was going to fly into the dugout and hit me."
"I think we wanted to make sure nobody sat next to him in the dugout and stepped on his toes," Scioscia said. "We wanted to make sure he got through five innings."
That, Santiago did, giving up four runs -- three earned -- and five hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking one in a 15-6 victory, earning his first win as an Angel and improving to 1-7 with a 4.50 earned-run average.
Of course, it didn’t hurt that the Angels had season highs in runs and hits (17) and pounded Texas starter
“These are the days you play organized sports for, especially baseball, where everybody is contributing, having fun, getting hits," said left fielder
Especially for Santiago.