tied the game by stealing home, setting the stage for Mendoza.
The Angels took a 1-0 lead behind four shutout innings from pitcher
Justin Chambers and Jon Grothe's RBI. Scott Melchert topped the Angels
with two hits.
Cardinal second baseman Cole Shandrick stamped out a potential big second
inning for the Angels with an inning ending defensive stop with the bases
In other games:
Dodgers 5, Mariners 2
Like the Cardinals, the Dodgers (3-1) trailed, but rallied late to get
the victory. A four-run fifth inning propelled the Dodgers, who were led
by Jeff Lambert's RBI double and the pitching of Greg Gonzalez and
Stephen Donohue. Charlie Martin and Nick Orendorff both singled and
scored, Kent Redell tripled, and Thomas Yoo doubled for the Mariners.
Reds 3, Astros 2
Hank Conger homered (his fourth of the season) and also doubled, and Jeff
Van Doornum singled and scored to lead the unbeaten Reds (4-0); Dallas
Walters pitched a four-hitter for the Astros.
MINOR A DIVISION
Red Sox 17, Tigers 10
TJ Israel's home run highlighted his four-hit performance, Mike Murray
had three hits, and Ellis Jackson produced two doubles for the Red Sox.
Reds 11, Rangers 6
Billy Allen had three hits, Andy Pierce doubled and singled, and Nickolas
Rivello had a two-RBI single for the Reds.
Pirates 10, Brewers 9
The Pirates scored nine runs in the first inning, but didn't secure the
victory until the game's final out. Chaz Cameli made a key defensive stop
and pitchers Chris Nowlin and Daniel Williams had enough to hold off the
Brewers, whose pitchers, Brian Roberts and Scott Baxter, limited the
Pirates to just one run over the final five innings. Daniel Arcenio Hall
doubled and singled for the winners.
MINOR B DIVISION
Royals 12, Cardinals 8
Pitchers Fredy Barron and Michael Wilkerson combined for nine strikeouts
for the Royals.
Orioles 13, Pirates 5
Geoff Davis tripled and singled with four RBI, Sam Sedivy had a key hit,
and starting pitcher Hayden Toney struck out six in three inning pitched
for the Orioles.