ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff DaVanon was surprised the Angels
lost five in a row.
He made sure it wasn't six, capping Anaheim's comeback from a
four-run deficit with a go-ahead RBI single Thursday night in the
eighth inning of a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
"I know every club goes through losing streaks, but I thought
maybe with the talent we have, we wouldn't go through one quite
like that," DaVanon said.
"We'll turn it around and be back to where we were."
Milwaukee seemed to be mounting a comeback of its own in the
ninth against Francisco Rodriguez. The Brewers loaded the bases
with one out on a single, walk and a catcher's interference call on
But Rodriguez got Junior Spivey to ground into a double play for
his third save in six chances.
"It's been a long trip," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "It
seems like we've been out here for two months."
Adams had just replaced Jeff Bennett (1-4), who started the
eighth and walked the only two batters he faced. Those two batters,
Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson, scored the tying and
Kevin Gregg (3-0) allowed two hits in two scoreless innings to
get the win.
Sele left the game after six innings because of fatigue in his
"After the fourth inning, I just didn't quite have the life on
my heater," Sele said of his fastball that was dipping into the
low 80-mph range.
He added, "There's no pain."
Sele gave up four runs on five hits in six innings, with one
walk and one hit batter.
Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Sele's shoulder would be
reevaluated on Friday to see if his next start might be delayed.
Milwaukee starter Wes Obermueller allowed five hits and three
runs in 6 1-3 innings.
The Angels got a run in the fourth after Guerrero led off with a
single up the middle. He went to second on a wild pitch, to third
on Anderson's groundout, and scored on Guillen's groundout.
Anderson, who missed 42 games because of arthritis in his upper
back, was activated earlier in the day and started in center field.
He went 1-for-3.
When the stadium "Kiss Cam" focused in on Milwaukee
broadcaster Bob Uecker, Uecker grinned, reached for a nearby young
man in the booth and pecked him on the cheek. The crowd roared. ...
Anderson replaced CF Raul Mondesi on the roster. Mondesi went on
the 15-day disabled list a day earlier with a tear in his right
quadriceps muscle after just eight games with the Angels. ...
Anaheim 1B Darin Erstad (strained right hamstring) has begun a
rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake. ... Anaheim RHP Brendan
Donnelly, whose nose was broken when he was hit by a ball in spring
training, is scheduled to make at least two more appearances in his
rehab at Salt Lake.