Scouting report: Angels vs. Orioles

THE BALTIMORE SUN

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day, Time, TV, Starters

Tonight, 7:35, HTS, Jason Dickson (4-1, 3.18 ERA) vs. Scott Kamieniecki (2-0, 3.41 ERA)

Tomorrow, 7:35, HTS, Chuck Finley (0-1, 4.86 ERA) vs. Scott Erickson (4-1, 2.78 ERA)

Wednesday, 7:35, HTS, Undecided vs. Jimmy Key (5-0, 2.21 ERA)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Angels update

Who could have imagined that Dickson, a 24-year-old rookie, would emerge as the Angels' ace? It can happen when a rotation is as shaky as this one. Dickson has two complete games, including a shutout. Finley, who opened the season on the DL, is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA in three Camden Yards starts. Troy Percival's shoulder injury has forced Mike James into the closer's role. Anaheim, which fell to 13-14 with yesterday's 4-2 loss to Chicago, has eight come-from-behind victories and has won seven games in its last at-bat. The Angels are doing more running this year, having stolen 22 bases; they didn't get that many last season until June 29. Former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz is batting .338. Right fielder Tim Salmon has started to heat up, but still is batting just .245. Former Oriole Eddie Murray is at .247 with two homers and six RBIs. Erickson is 12-2 lifetime against the Angels, and Key is 13-7. In Kamieniecki's only appearance against the Angels last season, he gave up six earned runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Pub Date: 5/05/97

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