The Wrap: AL
AL Quote of the Night
"They play baseball. They don't play gorilla ball."
-- Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden somehow describing the Angels' brand of baseball. Maybe. I think? Not sure what gorilla ball refers to, but training for it might look something like this.
Chone Figgins and Kendry Morales each drove in two runs to help lead the Angels past the A's. Ervin Santana won just his second game of the season, perhaps it's also no coincidence that the only times Santana has gone past the seventh this year have been in his two wins. Santana gave up just one run and three hits in his eight innings of work. Oakland starter Dallas Braden was charged with all six of Los Angeles' runs, as he gave up two in the second inning and four in the fourth before checking out after five innings.
Cliff Lee started off the second half by throwing his second complete game of the season, allowing one run and nine hits in the Indians' victory. Lee struck out six and needed only 112 pitches to dispatch of the Mariners for his first win in over a month. Seattle starter Garrett Olson got pounded early, giving up three runs while throwing 69 pitches as he labored through 2 2/3 innings. Olson wasn't solely to blame for the loss as the Mariners committed four errors and left seven runners stranded on base.
July 17, 2009; 7:58 AM ET
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