The Orioles scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-2 lead.
Luke Scott greeted reliever Francisco Rodriguez with a two-run bomb to right field, and Josh Bell collected his first major league RBIs with a two-run double to left after Felix Pie singled and Matt Wieters was walked intentionally.
Wieters scored all the way from first base, which won’t happen very often. Speed isn’t counted among his tools.
Bell lined the ball to the opposite field. Maybe he’ll relax now.
Scott leads the club with 19 homers, which heats up the debate: Trade him while his value is high or hold onto your left-handed power hitter.
As always, it depends on what other clubs are offering. The Rays must have come up short, because they engaged in prolonged talks with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.
By the way, the Angels scored with two outs in the seventh to reduce the lead to 5-3.
Tonight’s attendance: 16,723.