LA Angels 13, Chi. Cubs 2

Date - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 31111

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 13 15 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 44-46 24-25 20-21 W1
Chi. Cubs 40-49 20-24 20-25 L1

Recap


Angels 13, Cubs 2: Josh Hamilton hit a pair of homers and knocked in five runs while Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols and Brendan Harris also went deep as visiting Los Angeles routed Chicago to split the two-game series.

The Angels' season-high five home runs came in support of C.J. Wilson, who struck out six and limited the Cubs to one run on four hits over seven innings. Wilson (9-6) has won five of his last six starts. 

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (5-9) was tagged for nine runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings, serving up a career-high four blasts. Hamilton started the parade of homers with a three-run shot in the first and Trumbo hit a solo blast later in the inning as Los Angeles jumped on Samardzija for five runs. 

Pujols and Hamilton chased Samardzija in the fifth with the Angels' first back-to-back homers of the season. Harris greeted reliever Henry Rodriguez with a two-run shot and Pujols drew a bases-loaded walk to cap the six-run frame. 

The Cubs cut it to 5-1 on Anthony Rizzo's RBI single in the fourth, and Cody Ransom added a solo home run in the ninth for Chicago. Mike Trout was 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice for the Angels, who have won 11 of their last 14 games. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pujols has homered in consecutive games for the first time this season. He entered the series having gone 14 contests without a blast. … Pujols has 56 career home runs against the Cubs, his most against any team. … Chicago dropped to 6-41 when allowing four or more runs. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Chi. Cubs
C.J. Wilson Player Jeff Samardzija
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 4.2
6 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 9
1.29 ERA 17.36
Hitting
LA Angels   Chi. Cubs
Mike Trout Player Cody Ransom
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 15 5 37 .385 11 6 13 7 1 0
Chi. Cubs 5 1 9 .161 6 8 2 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Cubs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .490 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Angels have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .435 after a loss.