Magic tossed 121 pitches, allowed 8 hits (the first one coming in the 2nd inning to end any suspense of back-to-back no-nos), an earned run, stuck out 7 and walked two Twins. Coupled with a Rangers loss to our beloved Detroit Tigers (2B Carlos Guillen 0-3), the Angels are now one game out of first place in the AL Western division.
From Eric Kay in the Angels Media Department...
- Angels move to -1.0 back of Texas - closest to division lead since being a game back on July 10.
- Ervin Santana is the first Angel to follow a no-hitter with a complete game since Nolan Ryan did it in June of 1975.
- First MLB player to follow a no-hitter with a complete game win since Tommy Greene (5/28/91).
- In their last seven starts Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Santana have posted a combined 6-1 record with a 1.16 ERA (62 IP - 8 ER).
- Mark Trumbo: 1-for-4, HR (20), 3 RBI (58); 3-Run HR flew an estimated 457 feet (credit ESPN HR tracker).
- Has driven in at least one run with each of his last eight hits.
- Has driven in 14 runs in last 11 games and leads team in HR and RBI.
- Sixth Angel rookie with 20 or more HRs, first since Tim Salmon hit 31 in 1993.