Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Anaheim won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, September 6
Anaheim 6Final
Baltimore 3
Game 2: Saturday, September 7
Anaheim 4Final
in 10
Baltimore 2
Game 3: Sunday, September 8
Anaheim 6Final
Baltimore 2

Angels 6

(88-54, 42-29 away)

Orioles 2

(64-77, 33-37 home)

    1:35 PM ET, September 8, 2002

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    ANA 001004010 6 - -
    BAL 001000100 2 - -

    W: J. Washburn (17-5)

    L: P. Hentgen (0-1)

    S: B. Weber (7)

    Glaus has two HRs, four RBI for streaking Angels

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Troy Glaus finally made a sizable contribution to the Anaheim Angels' impressive winning streak.

    Troy Glaus, right, breaks out of his slump in a big way, hitting two homers and driving in four to lead the streaking Angels.

    Glaus hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning and added a solo shot in the eighth as Anaheim won its 10th straight Sunday, 6-2 over the skidding Baltimore Orioles.

    The Angels' winning streak, one short of matching the franchise record, gives them plenty of momentum heading into an important four-game home series against AL West-leading Oakland on Monday.

    Because Oakland had its 20-game winning streak snapped Friday, the Angels currently are on the hottest streak in what appears to be baseball's strongest division.

    ''They're a great team and we're a great team,'' said Darin Erstad, who had two of Anaheim's 12 hits. ''What a great run they had. It will be a lot of fun.''

    Glaus' first homer gave Anaheim a 4-1 lead against Pat Hentgen (0-1), who was making his first appearance since May 2001, after undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery.

    ''He's a good home run hitter. I made a mistake and he made me pay,'' Hentgen said. ''Unfortunately, that was the game.''

    The shot to center ended an 0-for-19 skid by Glaus, who had gone 14 games without a home run before connecting on a 3-1 pitch.

    ''Every day it's been a different person who lifts us up. Luckily, today was my day,'' Glaus said. ''I haven't done a whole heck of a lot over the last five or six days, but we pick each other up. We don't count on one or two guys.''

    He added his 24th of the season against Rick Bauer. It was Glaus' second multihomer game of the year and the 14th of his career.

    ''Troy Glaus is one of the premier power hitters in the league today. Anybody who's got power like that is a land mine, whether he's 0-for-19 or 0-for-1,'' Orioles manager Mike Hargrove said.

    Bengie Molina also homered for Anaheim, which completed its first three-game sweep in Baltimore since the Angels franchise was created in 1961. The victory also concluded the Angels' first 6-0 road trip since April 1979.

    ''We came out on this road trip with the idea that we needed to win all six to give ourselves the best opportunity down the last 20 games,'' Glaus said. ''We've accomplished that.''

    Jarrod Washburn (17-5) allowed one run and three hits in six innings. The left-hander, who retired 11 straight at one point, picked up his club-record 13th road win and became the Angels' first 17-game winner since 1991.

    Ben Weber walked in a run in the seventh before retiring Jeff Conine on a fly ball with the bases loaded and two outs. Weber finished for his seventh save.

    Hentgen, the 1996 Cy Young winner, was activated from the 60-day disabled list before the game. He kept pace with Washburn until the sixth, when Garret Anderson reached on an error and Scott Spiezio singled ahead of Glaus' drive.

    One out later, Molina ended Hentgen's return with his fourth homer of the year.

    ''It's disappointing, and a little frustrating,'' Hentgen said.

    The Orioles have lost 14 of 15, with six of the defeats coming against Anaheim.

    ''We're in a stretch where every mistake we make hurts us,'' Hargrove said.

    Both teams failed to capitalize on early scoring chances. Anderson hit a leadoff triple in the second, but was erased at the plate on Glaus' grounder to short.

    The Orioles wasted two first-inning walks and Mike Bordick's one-out double in the second.

    Anaheim broke through in the third. After David Eckstein beat out a two-out bunt to extend his career-high hitting streak to 15 games, Erstad singled and Hentgen let in a run with a wild pitch.

    In the bottom half, Jerry Hairston hit a leadoff double and took third with one out before Conine tied it with a sacrifice fly, his club-high ninth of the season.

    Eckstein, who went 3-for-5, is 31-for-68 (.456) during his 15-game run. The Angels improved to 56-15 when he scores. ... Bordick played his 92nd consecutive errorless game at shortstop. The major league record is 101. ... Anaheim moved a club-record 34 games over .500 (88-54).

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