Michael Taylor

Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homer as Angels defeat Nationals, 3-2

Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homer as Angels defeat Nationals, 3-2

A humid day ended Ricky Nolasco's outing a batter earlier than he would have liked. He still did enough to help the Los Angeles Angels stymie the Washington Nationals.

Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning to pitch into the sixth inning Wednesday before departing with cramps, and Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered in the Angels' 3-2 victory that secured a split of the teams' two-game series. Los Angeles won for the seventh time in eight games.

Nolasco (6-12) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs while striking out five. He improved to 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in five interleague starts.

“He gutted it out and gave us a chance,” Angels manager Mike...

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