Ian Stewart

Angels fall short in 4-2 loss to Orioles

Angels fall short in 4-2 loss to Orioles

KEY MOMENT: The game was scoreless with two out in the sixth inning, and the Angels shifted the infield toward first base against the left-handed Chris Davis. That meant that his softly hit, check-swing ground ball toward third base would be an infield hit, not the third out. J.J. Hardy doubled Davis home, Jonathan Schoop followed with a two-run homer, and the Orioles had a 3-0 lead, and all the runs they would need.

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit a two-run homer to account for all the Angels' scoring. Trout has 24 home runs in 369 at-bats; he finished last season with 27 homers in 589 at-bats. The only AL players with more home runs: Jose Abreu...