GAME SUMMARY: Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just two hits in eight innings to lead the Orioles to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Jimenez (9-7), who’s struggled through a challenging second half, didn’t allow his first hit until two were out in the sixth inning. He walked one, struck out five and hit two batters.
Manny Machado had four hits including his 24th home run off Garrett Richards (11-9) in the sixth. Caleb Joseph hit his 10th homer in the ninth.
The Orioles (56-53) are five games in back of New York for the AL East lead and trail the Angels (58-51) by two games for the second wild card spot.
THE GOOD: Matt Wieters alertly taking second when the Angels infielders converged on first base, leaving second uncovered on a ground ball in the sixth. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Schoop.
THE BAD: Schoop was called out trying to score in the second inning thanks to a challenge by Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia.
THE UGLY: Ryan Flaherty was 0-for-4 and struck out three times to run his hitless streak to 0-for-30.
NOTABLE: Machado made his 13th error of the season, his first since July 2.
NOTABLE II: Jimenez won his first game in six starts against Los Angeles.
NOTABLE III: Joseph has four home runs in his last seven games.
DOUBLE DIGITS: Joseph is the fifth Oriole with 10 or more home runs. Machado, Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes are the others.
SHUT THEM OUT: The Orioles recorded their ninth shutout of the season. Chris Tillman started the previous three.
COMING UP: Miguel Gonzalez (9-8, 4.32) faces Jered Weaver (4-8, 4.75) on Sunday afternoon at 3:35 p.m.