Angels are shut out by Cubs in series finale; Tyler Anderson named All-Star

Chicago's Miles Mastrobuoni, left, slides safely into home plate as Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe, right, waits for the throw.
The Cubs’ Miles Mastrobuoni slides safely into home plate as Angels catcher Logan O’Hoppe waits for a relay throw during the Angels’ 5-0 loss Sunday.
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Hayden Wesneski threw 6⅓ innings, Michael Busch hit a two-run home run and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Angels 5-0 on Sunday.

Wesneski (3-5) gave up a single to the second batter he faced, then retired the next 18 Angels to help Chicago win a series for the first time in five tries. He allowed a hit, walk and two strikeouts.

“I filled up the zone and made them swing earlier than they wanted to,” Wesneski said. “It’s always nice to help the bullpen.”


Relievers Porter Hodge, Luke Little and Héctor Neris finished the three-hit shutout and Miguel Amaya added a pair of hits and an RBI for Chicago. Neris got the final out for his 12th save after the Angels loaded the bases.

Tyler Anderson strikes out 10 over eight dominant innings as the Angels ended their five-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

July 6, 2024

José Soriano (4-7) gave up three runs and six hits while striking out three and walking one in five innings.

Amaya and Nico Hoerner drove in runs in the third to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead and Amaya scored again in the fifth on a double-play grounder. Busch gave the bullpen some insurance in the seventh after sending Matt Moore’s pitch into right field for his 11th homer of the season.

Wesneski won for the first time in five starts. He took Luis Guillorme’s hopper off his right hand in the third inning, but stayed in the game.

“I knew it wasn’t all that serious,” he said of the play, which started a 1-6-3 putout.

The Angels have dropped six of seven overall.

“We couldn’t get anything going,” manager Ron Washington said after his team finished a 1-5 trip that followed a 6-1 homestand.

“We left home and it’s like we forgot what we’re doing.”

The Cubs’ regional sports network featured an all-female booth for the first time in club history. Beth Mowins, Elise Menaker and Taylor McGregor handled the telecast.


Tyler Anderson named an All-Star

Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson will be heading to Arlington, Texas, as the Angels’ lone selection for the MLB All-Star Game on July 16.

Anderson has posted a 2.81 earned run average over 18 starts with a 1.179 WHIP and 8-8 record. He dominated the Cubs on Saturday, throwing 10 strikeouts over eight innings in a 7-0 Angels win.

Injury update: Angels left fielder Taylor Ward made a hard slide into the wall trying to run down a foul ball in the seventh but remained in the game. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after singling in the ninth.

Up next for Angels: Davis Daniel (1-1, 2.70 ERA) faces Jon Gray (3-4, 3.92) on Monday night to start a home series against Texas.