With four starting pitchers on the disabled list, the Angels didn’t have the option of sending Hector Santiago to triple A to right himself as they did in May 2014, when the left-hander struggled in his first season in Anaheim.
So, despite a five-game stretch in which he was 0-2 with a 12.18 earned-run average, Santiago got another chance Wednesday night to prove he belongs.
He made the most of it, allowing one run and two hits in six superb innings to help the Angels defeat the lowly Minnesota Twins, 10-2. Santiago, who failed to complete three innings in three of his last five starts, earned his first victory since May 15.
C.J. Cron had...