Los Angeles Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-7
Aubrey Huff's three-run homer last night put the Orioles in the lead.
His single in his final at-bat put him in select company.
The bullpen's latest meltdown put a damper on his achievement.
Huff became only the third Oriole to hit for the cycle, joining Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr., when he lined a pitch from reliever Chris Bootcheck into center field in the seventh inning.
But the Los Angeles Angels tied the game in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick drilled a...
Late-inning relief falters
Rob Bell entered in the second inning for Steve Trachsel and pitched 4 1/3 innings of one-hit baseball, but his bullpen mates failed to follow his lead. Scott Williamson entered in the seventh inning and allowed a bases-empty home run to Orlando Cabrera, and Chad Bradford gave up a two-out RBI single to Chone Figgins in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 7. With Chris Ray on in the ninth, Howie Kendrick hit a 420-foot, two-run shot into ...