Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25, 1979 the California Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 24-2 at Exhibition Stadium. The Angels set a club record for runs scored and tied their record of 26 hits in a game with 13 singles, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 5 home runs. Don Baylor hit 2 home runs in the game, including a grand slam in the first inning, driving in a total of 8 runs. Bobby Grich would get 3 hits and 4 RBI with a double and home run while Dan Ford and Bobby Clark each had 3 hits and 3 RBI and a home run. It was Clark's first Major League home run. Dave Frost pitched a complete game, allowing 2 runs on 10 hits while striking out 4. Frost had his beat year with the Angels in 1979 tying Nolan Ryan for the team lead with 16 wins and led Angel starters in winning percent (.615), ERA (3.57) and innings pitched (239.1).

Also on August 25, 2004 at Edison International Stadium the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 21-6, setting their club record for runs at home. Ramon Ortiz pitched 6 innings for the win and the Angels got 5 RBI and a home run from Garret Anderson, 4 RBI from Jose Molina on a pinch-hit grand slam in the 7th inning and Jeff DaVanon was 4-6, driving in 4 runs and hit for the cycle in the game, becoming the fourth player to hit for the cycle in Angels history.

Lastly on August 25, 1981 at Anaheim Stadium the Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 in 10 innings. Don Aase picked up the win in relief and the Angels set a club record for steals in the game with 7. Rod Carew stole 3 bases, Bert Campaneris had 2 and 1 each by Rick Burleson and Freddie Patek.
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