POWER AND PARK PROPEL DODGERS 17-HIT ATTACK DOWNS ORTIZ, ANGELS DODGERS 6, ANGELS 2.Byline: Joe Haakenson Staff Writer
ANAHEIM - There was a time not long ago when a certain pitcher might have lacked maturity and let his emotions get the best of him. Now, Dodgers pitcher Chan Ho Park is among the best starters in the National League.
Ramon Ortiz has talent, but the Angels are still waiting for him to match it with consistency. Until then, there will be more nights like Friday, when Park and the Dodgers beat Ortiz and the Angels, 6-2, before 42,287 at Edison Field.
It was the fourth loss in a row for the Angels, their longest losing streak since a four-game slide April 19-22.
Park, a couple weeks away from his 28th birthday, gave up two runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out nine to lift the Dodgers to their third consecutive victory. Adrian Beltre and Gary Sheffield
Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. each hit line-drive home runs, and the Dodgers totaled 17 hits in all.
Green was a 1st round draft pick, and has been a two-time major league All-Star. had two hits apiece.
For Ortiz, Friday's game was another freefall on the roller-coaster ride. Though his numbers were not all that bad - 5 1/3 innings, 4 runs (2 earned) and 11 hits - Ortiz was in trouble all night.
It came one start after matching up with Park at Dodger Stadium • • [ last week, when he gave up only one run in seven innings.
``The stuff is there,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia
The Dodgers had at least two baserunners in every inning against Ortiz (4-5) and never allowed him to find a groove.
Meanwhile, Park (8-4) handled the tough situations by making good pitches. Even when he made his own trouble with a balk balk
the action of a horse when it refuses to obey a command to which it usually responds. See also jibbing. in the sixth inning and the Angels still in it, Park eased his way out of it.
The Angels trailed 4-1 in the sixth but had runners on first and second with one out when Park flinched on the mound. Home-plate umpire C.B. Bucknor called the balk, moving the runners to second and third with Garret Anderson Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. and Tim Salmon
Anderson grounded to shortstop, scoring Adam Kennedy For other people with the same name, see Adam Kennedy (disambiguation).
Adam Thomas Kennedy (born January 10, 1976 in Riverside, California) is a Major League Baseball player. He currently plays second base for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kennedy attended J.W. from third to make it 4-2. But Park ended the inning by striking out Salmon with a 94-mph fastball on a 2-2 pitch.
The Dodgers got on the scoreboard first when Green singled to lead off the second inning, went to second on a passed ball, went to third on a single by Karros and scored when Beltre grounded into a force play.
The Angels got the run back in the bottom of the second on Scott Spiezio's homer, his second of the season.
In the third, an error by third baseman third baseman
The infielder stationed near third base.
Noun 1. third baseman - (baseball) the person who plays third base
third sacker Troy Glaus Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. Previously, Glaus played with the Anaheim Angels (1998-2004) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005). led to an unearned run. Goodwin hit a chopper to Glaus, who failed to field it on an in-between hop. Goodwin went to third on a double by Bocachica, then scored on Dave Hansen's sacrifice fly.
The Angels had a chance to get the run back in the bottom of the third after Jeff DaVanon reached on Bocachica's error at second and David Eckstein walked. They moved up to second and third on Kennedy's sacrifice bunt, but Park got a big out by striking out Darin Erstad. Glaus flied out to end the threat.
The Angels didn't help themselves on the basepaths, either. With Anderson on first and one out in the fourth, Spiezio hit a blooper toward shallow right field. Bocachica ran it down and made the catch, then easily doubled up Anderson, who was approaching third base when the catch was made.
The game stayed that way until the fifth when the Dodgers put together a two-out rally. Bocachica singled to center, stole second and reached third on catcher Jorge Fabregas' throwing error. After Hansen walked, Sheffield singled to left, driving in Bocachica for a 3-1 Dodgers lead.
The Dodgers made it 4-1 in the sixth on Beltre's fifth homer of the year to straight-away center field.
ANGELS vs. DODGERS
Time: 7:05 p.m., at Edison Field
TV/Radio: Ch. 9; 570-AM, 1150-AM, 1090-AM (Spanish), 1330-AM (Spanish)
Matchup: Jarrod Washburn (4-4, 4.39 ERA) will start for the Angels against the Dodgers' Terry Adams (2-2, 4.65). Adams is making only his third career start, the previous start coming against the Angels last week at Dodger Stadium. In that game, Adams pitched a career-high six innings but got a no-decision in the Angels' 6-5, 10-inning win. Washburn has no victories in four career starts against the Dodgers.
- Joe Haakenson
Gary Sheffield, 10, is greeted at home plate by Marquis Grissom after Sheffield's two-run homer in the seventh inning of Friday night's game at Edison Field.
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Box: ANGELS vs. DODGERS (see text)