(ARLINGTON, Texas) — C.J. Wilson pitched for the first time against his former team twice in two days, becoming the first major leaguer in 11 seasons to start consecutive games.
Wilson who signed on with the Angels (15-19) as a free agent during the winter started on Friday night before the game was interrupted by rain after facing only five batters.
“I did a lot of homework and stuff, and wanted to put it to use,” said Wilson. “Emotionally, I had a dry run (Friday) to see what it was going to feel like and hear the fans and their colorful insights on me, and my career and whatnot,” he said. “I’m just trying to get the hitters out.”
Wilson only pitched 5.2 innings on Saturdy and recorded four strike outs and served up Josh Hamilton’s league leading 18th homer of the season. David Carpenter got the win in relief for a 4-2 win over Texas (22-12).
“C.J. did a good job. He’s one of those guys you don’t know what he’s going to throw,” Hamilton said. “He really doesn’t follow any kind of pattern or get into a routine.”
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