3:35 PM ET, August 29, 2010
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Orioles get first ever season sweep of Angels despite Jered Weaver's 11 K's
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Although Jeremy Guthrie graciously accepted his teammates' postgame high-fives and back slaps, the right-hander knew he didn't deserve all the credit for the last-place Baltimore Orioles' third straight dominant win over the Angels.Guthrie realizes Los Angeles is mired in an offensive slump that made his good stuff look even better.
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• Sunday's victory was Baltimore's first by a 1-0 margin this season.
• The Orioles swept the season series from the Angels (6-0) for the first time in team history.
• Baltimore earned its first road sweep of the season (and first since June 19-21, 2009 at Phillies).
• The Orioles have thrown back-to-back shutouts for the first time since July 22/24, 2007.
• Baltimore has thrown five shutouts this season and four of them have come since Buck Showalter took over as manager.
• For the first time in his career, Jered Weaver lost a game when he struck out at least 10 batters over eight innings.
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Baltimore's Josh Bell was called out at home plate in the sixth after a collision with Angels C Jeff Mathis. "He was safe," Showalter said coolly. ... Orioles 2B Julio Lugo drew a leadoff walk, but left the game after Weaver's pickoff throw hit him in the helmet. Lugo, who wanted to stay in the game, had a CAT scan which revealed no serious injuries, but Showalter said the Orioles will be cautious with his return. ... Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo's 13-game hitting streak ended.
Regular Season Series
|7th||M Wieters hit sacrifice fly to left, L Scott scored.||1||0|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||38,232 (84.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||75 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Paul Nauert|
How Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie beat the Angels: - Relied on his fastball: threw 88 of them in the game, his most in any start this year -- his previous high was 79 and his season average was just over 62 entering Sunday. He threw 63 of 88 for strikes (71.6 pct), his second-highest percentage of the season. According to PitchFX, his fastball velocity has increased since the beginning of the season. Before July, Guthrie's fastball averaged 92.3 MPH; since, it has averaged 93.2 MPH, including 93.5 on Sunday. - Guthrie had success keeping his fastball down in the zone. Thirty-seven of his fastballs were low, with 28 going for strikes. Of those 28, the Angels took 10 called strikes, and swung at 18 others, failing to make solid contact. Of the 18 they swung at, they fouled off 13, missed three, and hit two ground balls.
The Orioles 1-0 win marked only the 2nd time in the last 35 years that the Orioles won a 1-0 game in Anaheim. The other instance was in 2001
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