Blyleven Is Angel of Week

Pitcher Bert Blyleven, who threw six shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday and moved into fourth place on the all-time major league strikeout list, has been chosen Angel player of the week by The Times’ Orange County Edition.

Blyleven, 39, struck out eight to gain his first victory of the season after two losses. With 272 career victories, he ranks 27th on the all-time list.

A check for $250 in Blyleven’s name will be given to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County.