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Angels battle back to gain ground

Fighting to climb back into the AL West race, the Angels erased an early deficit with a pair of four-run innings -- led by homers from Juan Rivera and Erick Aybar -- and cut their deficit to eight games.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Andrus, SS5241001.274
Young, M, 3B5100026.303
Hamilton, CF-LF3111100.362
Borbon, CF1000001.272
Guerrero, DH5012002.306
Cruz, N, RF5111014.328
Murphy, Dv, LF-CF-LF4022010.260
a-Cantu, PH1000000.261
Molina, B, C4110002.245
Moreland, 1B3110102.429
Arias, Joa, 2B4010012.275
a-Flied out for Murphy, Dv in the 9th.
Aybar, SS2212200.280
Izturis, M, 2B5011012.235
Abreu, RF4011012.253
Hunter, To, CF3000102.283
Matsui, DH4110014.251
Callaspo, 3B4220000.277
Kendrick, H, 1B4110032.270
Rivera, J, LF4224000.261
Napoli, C4111010.251
2B: Hamilton (34, Santana, E), Arias, Joa (5, Santana, E).
HR: Cruz, N (15, 4th inning off Santana, E, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Andrus 4; Hamilton 2; Arias, Joa 2; Moreland; Guerrero; Molina, B; Cruz, N 4; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Hamilton (75), Murphy, Dv 2 (29), Guerrero 2 (82), Andrus (27), Cruz, N (58).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv 2; Guerrero 2; Andrus; Cruz, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, B; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Andrus; Moreland.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Andrus (25, 2nd base off Santana, E/Napoli), Moreland (1, 2nd base off Santana, E/Napoli), Murphy, Dv (6, 2nd base off Bell, T/Napoli).

E: Young, M (15, fielding).

2B: Napoli (16, Hunter, T), Abreu (25, Harrison, M).
HR: Rivera, J (12, 2nd inning off Hunter, T, 2 on, 1 out), Aybar (4, 2nd inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matsui; Napoli 2; Callaspo 2; Kendrick, H; Aybar 4; Abreu 2; Rivera, J 5; Izturis, M.
RBI: Rivera, J 4 (39), Aybar 2 (22), Napoli (45), Izturis, M (22), Abreu (57).
2-out RBI: Aybar; Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui 2.
SF: Aybar.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

E: Aybar (12, throw).

Hunter, T(L, 8-1)3.08881123.31
Harrison, M3.12112404.01
Oliver, D0.20000002.06
Santana, E(W, 10-7)6.010742413.65
Bell, T(H, 1)1.01000006.46
Rodney(H, 17)1.01000104.32
Fuentes(S, 19)1.00000003.73
Hunter, T pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.

Game Scores: Hunter, T , Santana, E .
WP: Santana, E.
Balk: Santana, E.
IBB: Hunter, To (by Harrison, M).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 64-41, Harrison, M 54-27, Ogando 12-7, Oliver, D 5-3, Santana, E 106-65, Bell, T 17-11, Rodney 18-14, Fuentes 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 7-1, Harrison, M 6-1, Ogando 1-0, Oliver, D 0-0, Santana, E 8-4, Bell, T 1-2, Rodney 1-0, Fuentes 0-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 18, Harrison, M 15, Ogando 3, Oliver, D 2, Santana, E 31, Bell, T 4, Rodney 4, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Harrison, M 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 43,024.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 30, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media