Tyler Anderson dominates as Angels’ hitters end drought – Orange County Register

CHICAGO — The Angels finally ended their offensive drought on the day Tyler Anderson seemed determined that he didn’t need much help.

Anderson gave up three singles in eight innings in the Angels’ 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon, ending a five-game losing streak.

The Angels (37-51) had scored just one run in the previous three games. In two of those, they made 27 outs while seeing fewer than 100 pitches.

They got off to a good start Saturday when leadoff hitter Nolan Schanuel drew a nine-pitch walk. Schanuel came around to score, and the Angels added a run in the second, three in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth.

Jo Adell capped the scoring with a 431-foot homer in the fifth. It was his 13th of the season.

Everyone in the lineup had a hit or a walk by the fourth inning.

Schanuel reached base four times, including two hits. Taylor Ward reached three times. Keston Hiura and Logan O’Hoppe each had two hits, including a double for O’Hoppe.

All told, the Angels had 12 hits and six walks.

The offensive explosion was more than enough for Anderson, who is a leading candidate to be named to his second All-Star team in three years Sunday. He cut his ERA to 2.86 in 18 starts and 110 innings.

Anderson gave up a leadoff single and then retired the next 13 Cubs in a row.

He allowed only three singles, retiring 24 of 27 hitters. Chicago didn’t have a runner reach second base. Anderson struck out 10, equaling his career high. He threw just 98 pitches, and only two of them cracked 90 mph.

More to come on this story.

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