Angels blank O's, Lopez in opener

Starter fights for spot in rotation with 1-run outing, but rookie Weaver, bullpen allow none as O's miss chances

Angels shut out O's, 1-0

Angels 1 Orioles 0

September 05, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two of their runners were caught stealing, they couldn't score with men on first and third and one out in the fifth inning, and then couldn't bring home a runner in scoring position with less than two outs in the sixth.

Against a team that still has playoff aspirations, the Orioles simply can't afford to turn up their noses at such luxuries. Rodrigo Lopez pitched one of his best games of the season, but he got zero support as the Orioles were beaten by the Los Angeles Angels, 1-0, before 38,217 last night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Orioles@Angels Tonight, 10:05, Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Kris Benson (10-10, 4.78 ERA) vs. Angels' John Lackey (11-9, 3.63)

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