After missing nearly three weeks with a strained muscle in his elbow, Nolan Ryan returned to the mound but with spotty results. He allowed four runs and only struck out two in a loss to the Tigers Monday, then allowed five runs Saturday to Toronto, but lasted 8⅔ innings and struck out seven in a win that snapped the Halos’ four-game losing skid.
That win on Saturday featured four Angels home runs, including two by Bobby Grich, after the team was held to just one total home run over the four straight losses. Grich also homered Sunday, hitting .333 during the week, but he embodied the Angels all week.
Grich against Detroit was 0-for-10, but then busted out with three multi-hit games against Toronto, going 7-for-11 with eight RBI.
But despite the Angels dropping four of six games, they actually widened their lead in the American League West to four games over the Twins, who were just 2-5 last week.
23 runs scored (6.00 per game)
30 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.381 pythagorean record
666 runs scored (5.45 per game)
552 runs allowed (4.42 per game)
.585 pythagorean record (73-51)
AL West standing: 1st place, 4 games up on Minnesota
- Monday, August 13: Tigers 5, Angels 3
- Tuesday, August 14: Tigers 6, Angels 3
- Wednesday, August 15: Tigers 6, Angels 1
- Friday, August 17: Blue Jays 6, Angels 5
- Saturday, August 18: Angels 7, Blue Jays 5
- Sunday, August 19: Angels 4, Blue Jays 2
The Angels finish off their homestand with a series against the Indians, followed by a weekend series in Toronto, the start of a 10-game road trip.