Yunel Escobar

Ricky Nolasco has given Angels an acquired taste

Ricky Nolasco has given Angels an acquired taste

Ricky Nolasco does not expect to start again this season, although his manager, Mike Scioscia, was unwilling to say as much Tuesday night.

If this was the end of Nolasco’s first stint as an Angel, it went better than expected. Since the Aug. 1 trade in which Minnesota sent him to Anaheim, Nolasco has logged a 3.21 earned-run average in 73 innings, including eight superb innings Tuesday night at Angel Stadium in his team’s 8-1 victory over Oakland. The only run against him was unearned.

The Angels scored seven runs in the fourth inning, a fierce rally featuring a grand slam from rookie Jefry Marte, the man without a position but with plenty of power. Marte...

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