Orioles starter Jason Hammel is the anti-Freddy Garcia when it comes to pitching against the Angels.
Garcia owns them. Hammel is standing in the return aisle.
Hammel is 0-3 with a 7.02 ERA in four career games (three starts) against the Angels, with 13 runs, 21 hits, 10 walks and nine strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings.
Howie Kendrick is 4-for-7 with a double and three RBIs against Hammel.
Jerome Williams is making his first start today for the Angels. He's 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career starts against the Orioles, with seven runs, 19 hits, five walks and 16 strikeouts in 21 innings.
Nolan Reimold is 3-for-4 with a double and home run against Williams. Nick Markakis is 4-for-6.
The Orioles are 0-4 on Sundays.
Though it didn't come back to haunt them yesterday, the Orioles are 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position the last two games.
The Orioles have eight players with three or more home runs, the most in the American League. The Red Sox and White Sox are second with six. The Cubs lead the majors with nine players.
Down on the farm, Triple-A Norfolk activated catcher Luis Exposito after the Orioles outrighted him yesterday, and catcher Luis Martinez was transferred back to Double-A Bowie.
For the Angels
Erick Aybar SS
Mike Trout CF
Josh Hamilton RF
Mark Trumbo 1B
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Hank Conger DH
Chris Iannetta C
J.B. Shuck LF
Jerome Williams RHP