Angels 10, Orioles 2
Angels 10, Orioles 2
Sep. 04, 1996
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Tim Salmon tied his season high with four hits and drove in three runs and Pep Harris earned his first major-league victory as the California Angels defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 Tuesday night.
Chili Davis' two-run double capped a six-run fifth inning for the Angels, who scored all 10 runs with two outs.
Baltimore's Eddie Murray remained stalled at 499 home runs in his bid to join Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only players with 3,000 career hits and 500 homers. Murray went 0-for-4.
Harris (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. The right-hander started the season at Class AA Midland and was recalled Aug. 14 from Triple-A Vancouver to replace the struggling Jim Abbott.
Jim Edmonds' 26th home run, a solo shot in the second, and Salmon's double to left helped California take a 4-2 lead in the fourth off right-hander Rocky Coppinger (8-6).
In the fifth, Todd Greene singled to left with two outs, scoring Garret Anderson. Randy Velarde followed with an RBI double, and Salmon's two-run bloop single to center made it 8-2.
Brady Anderson led off the game with his 43rd homer. Baltimore's other run came on Roberto Alomar's sacrifice fly in the third.
Coppinger gave up four runs and eight hits in four innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Notes: Brady Anderson led off with a homer for the ninth time this season, tying Rickey Henderson's AL record set in 1986. The major league record is 11 by Bobby Bonds of San Francisco in 1973. It was the sixth homer given up to Baltimore by the Angels in the last two games after they held the Orioles without a homer during their three-game series in Baltimore last week. ... Edmonds' homer gave the Angels 99 at Anaheim Stadium this season, tying the club record set in 1982. ... Zeile reached base eight times in this series before flying out in the eighth. ... Thirty-one years ago Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels changed their name to California Angels in preparation for the move to Anaheim. Next season, the team will change its name again, this time to Anaheim Angels to mark the Walt Disney Co. purchasing majority ownership of the team.