A superb start by
The Angels were 1-6 on the trip to Chicago and Kansas City and have lost 17 of 23 games. They're 3 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the
"We have to get a sense of urgency going," Calhoun said. "We have to come to the park ready to win every day. We're playing good ball. We're right there with everybody. We've got to pull together as a team and turn this thing around."
The Angels were three outs away from a trip-salvaging win, clawing back from a 2-0 deficit with two runs in the sixth inning and taking a 3-2 lead in the eighth on Calhoun's home run to right field against
Calhoun also tripled in the sixth and scored on Yordano Ventura's wild pitch, and Murphy's ensuing home run to right tied it, 2-2.
With a 1-and-2 count, Street threw three sliders in a row, all down and away. Butera didn't bite.
"I've got to pitch more aggressively to Hosmer and Butera, but sometimes you're barely missing," Street said. "I was trying to make Butera put the ball in play and kept missing. … Facing Butera, I'll take that situation all the time. I had him 1-2. I usually win that battle. I didn't execute my pitches, and that's why we lost."
Rios hit a sacrifice fly to right to make it 3-3. Paul Orlando followed with a drive to deep right-center field, thrusting his arms into the air as the ball tailed away from Trout. But Trout raced to the gap and made a running, lunging catch before stumbling to the ground and sliding about 10 feet on his stomach.
"I'm a guy who takes pride in his defense," said Trout, who was hitless in four at-bats. "When you're not doing anything at the plate, you try to contribute with a big defensive play."
Santiago threw his best game in a month despite giving up two runs and three hits, including
The left-hander got Morales to hit into a double play to end the first and start a stretch in which he threw 6 1/3 hitless innings and retired 19 of 23 batters, a winning effort in a stinging loss.
"People will bill tonight's game as extra frustrating, but it's just one game," Street said. "That's how we have to look at it. Winning this game wouldn't have turned the whole season around, and losing it won't cost us the season. We have to wake up and play tomorrow. Today is over."