They say good pitching beats good hitting. It also ends a good winning streak. Angels pitcher Dan Haren went the distance allowing just one hit to beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Tuesday night in Anaheim.
“I felt really good warming up in the pen,” Haren said. “I was able to mix up my pitches and keep the ball down. I went at them all night.”
It took Haren just 125 pitches to mow down the Indians – he struck out 8 while walking just two.
Overshadowed in the loss was another strong outing by Indians starter Fausto Carmona. Carmona gave up 2 runs – both solo home runs – in 7 2/3 innings It was Carmona’s second strong start in a row after he was blasted on Opening Day by the Chicago White Sox.
“Well pitched ball game on both sides,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “Haren was on his game, (Carmona) did his job and was very good, unfortunately Haren was too good.”
The series concludes at 7:05PM et tonight with the Indians sending Carlos Carrasco(1-1, 5.68) up against Ervin Santana(0-1, 3.68)