Murphy drives in 4 runs in Angels' 5-4 win over O's in 11

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Murphy's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning sent the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Carlos Perez led off the inning with a double against rookie Chaz Roe (2-2) and Johnny Giavotella bunted a third strike foul while trying to advance him.

Lefty Brian Matusz came in to face Kole Calhoun and slipped a called third strike past him, but Murphy drove a 3-2 pitch over the head of left fielder David Lough to end it after manager Buck Showalter ordered intentional walks to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.

Murphy also had a three-run homer in the third inning.

Rookie Trevor Gott (3-0) pitched two innings for the victory.

Jered Weaver allowed two runs and four hits over five innings in his first start after seven weeks on the disabled list, striking out seven and walking none. The three-time All-Star hadn't pitched for the Angels since June 20 because of inflammation in his left hip.

Staked to a 4-2 lead on homers by Murphy and Kole Calhoun, Weaver was one out away from the required number of innings needed to quality for a victory when he experienced some discomfort in his pitching hand.

Trainer Rick Smith worked on Weaver while manager Mike Scioscia intently looked on. The 10-year veteran right-hander made it through the inning with help from third baseman Conor Gillaspie, who robbed Manny Machado of a hit with a diving stop in the hole.

The Angels left the bases loaded in the bottom half, as shortstop J.H. Hardy robbed pinch-hitter Shane Victorino of a two-run single with a diving stop toward the middle and turning it into an inning-ending force play.

Cory Rasmus took over for Weaver in the sixth, surrendering a leadoff home run by Gerardo Parra and a tying first-pitch homer by Chris Davis with one out. Parra's was his first with the Orioles, and Davis picked up his 29th of the season.

Weaver made 31 of his 85 pitches in the first inning, giving up an RBI single by Matt Wieters and a run-scoring double by Jonathan Schoop after hitting Davis on a 1-2 count with two out.

Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings and struck out five.

Both of the Angels' home runs had to be sorted out by video review.

Johnny Giavotella led off the third with a double to right field that Parra just missed on a diving attempt. Gonzalez struck out Trout and Pujols with runners at the corners, but Murphy drove an 0-2 pitch just over the yellow line above the 18-foot wall in right field for a 4-2 lead.

The Orioles contended that the ball was interfered with by a fan, but second base umpire Phil Cuzzi's call stood after the crew got the word from the replay officials in New York. It was Murphy's first homer for the Angels following the July 28 trade with Cleveland, and the 100th of his big league career.

Calhoun's drive with one out in the first also just made it over the wall in right-center. Cuzzi initially ruled the ball in play, and Calhoun stopped at second base. The Angels challenged the call, and it was overturned. Calhoun then finished circling with bases with his 16th homer - one fewer than he had in last season and in 80 fewer at-bats.


Four-time Gold Glove center fielder Adam Jones temporarily helped maintain the Orioles' one-run lead in the second with a sprinting over-the-shoulder grab of Chris Iannetta's drive to the warning track with two on and two out. In the 10th, he robbed Taylor Featherston of extra bases with a similar play at full speed.


Orioles: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (5-6) gets the assignment for the opener of a three-game series at Seattle. The four-year veteran already has matched his loss total of last season, which ended with a 16-6 record.

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (5-7) opposes Chris Sale Monday night in the opener of a three-game set against the White Sox at Chicago.