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Perez Calls Kendrick's Walkoff Bunt A 'Stupid Play'

The Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night thanks to a walkoff bunt by the Angels' Howie Kendrick.

Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez called Kendrick's game-winning hit 'a stupid play' after the game.

"It was a bad baseball play that happened to work out," said Perez. "I don't want to say it was bush league. But you never see that. Ninety-nine percent of hitters in that situation would rather win the game with a hit, not a bunt."

"It was a stupid play that just happened to work," said Perez.

Via Yahoo! Sports

Wilson: Teixeira Wasn't Trying To Hurt Me

Angels catcher Bobby Wilson doesn't believe that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was trying to hurt him during a violent collision on Friday night.

"I just don't remember anything that went on," Wilson said. "My head was pounding. When I was at the plate I was out of it, I don't remember anybody talking to me. I was out."

Wilson was playing in his first major league game.

"It was a pretty good collision, huh?" he joked before Sunday's series-finale with the Yankees. "My dad was telling me, 'Can you call ESPN and tell them to stop showing it. I'm getting sick watching it.' "


Angels Question Teixeira Collision

Some members of the Angels are questioning Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira for running full-force until catcher Bobby Wilson on Friday night.

Teixeira got on base when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Ervin Santana.

"He had the plate, we know that. He could have slid feet-first or gone to the right and swiped it with his hand," Hunter said. "But that's baseball. Sometimes, catchers get hit. We can sit here and analyze all day if it was dirty or bad, but there's nothing we can do about it.

"It's early in the game, the third inning, and you don't expect something like that. The guy's upset. He's on a mission. Tex is a great guy, but even good guys get upset sometimes. I've been there."

Angels manager Mike Scioscia called it a "clean play."

Teixeira said Saturday that he felt "horrible" about the collision.


Wilson Hurt In First Major League Start

Angels catcher Bobby Wilson was hurt on Friday night against the Yankees in his first major league start.

Wilson was bowled over by Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira during a collision at home plate in the third inning. Wilson's head slammed into the dirt, which led to a concussion.

He also hurt his ankle in the incident.

Wilson was removed from the game and taken to a local hospital in Los Angeles for tests.

The Angels already were without starting catcher Jeff Mathis, who is out for at least six weeks after taking a pitch off his right wrist.


Fuentes Will Resume Role As Closer

Angels manager Mike Scioscia says that Brian Fuentes will immediately resume his role as closer when he comes off the disabled list on Wednesday.

Fernando Rodney will be bumped down to the role of setup man.

"Right now, Brian is going to pitch the ninth," Scioscia said. "If we have to adjust, we will. I don't know if Fernando is a four-out guy right now, unless it's an extreme situation."

Via Los Angeles Times

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