Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Diamondbacks Eliminate Angels in Six Games

The Arizona Diamonbacks, behind strong starting pitching, eliminated Anaheim in six games.  A recap of the series:
Arizona 2, Anaheim 0
Jered Weaver and Jose Valverde combined on a 5-hitter. Jose Bautista homered in the 4th and Shane Victorino added an RBI single in the 5th.
Anaheim 8, Arizona 6
The Angels rallied from a 4-0 deficit after Carlos Pena capped a big 1st inning with a 3-run HR. But Mark Teixeira hit a 2-run HR in the 4th, then highlighted a 5-run 5th with a 2-run single. Dustin Pedroia made it interesting in the 9th with a 2-run HR for the D-backs.
Arizona 4, Anaheim 0
The D-backs recorded their second shutout in three games as Jaime Garcia and Jose Valverde scattered 7 hits. Shane Victorino homered and Jose Bautista added a pair of RBI singles for the winners.
Anaheim 2, Arizona 1
Bobby Abreu snapped a 1-1 tie with a HR in the 11th. Casey McGehee homered in the 2nd for the Angels while Kosuke Fukudome tied it with a round-tripper in the 8th. Jered Weaver went the distance for the D-backs, allowing just four hits.
Arizona 4, Anaheim 3
Jose Valverde worked out of a 2-on, 2-out jam in the 9th for his third save of the series. Shane Victorino's RBI single snapped a 3-3 tie in the 6th.
Arizona 3, Anaheim 1
Diamondbacks pitching, which had a 1.95 ERA for the series, was dominating in the clincher as Dallas Braden and three relievers held the Angels to 4 hits. A.J. Pierzynski snapped a 1-1 tie with a HR in the 7th. Jose Valverde, meanwhile, added his fourth save.

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