The Anaheim Angels sit four games back in the AL West.
They’ll look to move up the standings when they open a two-game series against the visiting Cleveland Indians.
After winning five of their final six before the All-Star break, the Angels opened the season’s second half by splitting a four-game series with Boston.
With the loss, Anaheim fell another game behind AL West-leading Texas, which rallied to beat Toronto late Sunday. The Angels also sit 1 1/2 games behind second-place Oakland.
The Indians also opened the second half of the season by splitting a four-game series. After winning two straight against Seattle, they lost 7-5 on Sunday.
With the Indians trailing 5-4 in the eighth, catcher Victor Martinez tied it with his first career pinch-hit homer. But reliever Bob Howry gave up a two-run double to Randy Winn in the bottom half of the inning.
“Every loss is tough for us,” infielder Lou Merloni said. “We’ve lost some tough games all year long, especially early in the season.”
“The league is trying to control this,” Wedge said. “They put a lot of heat on the umpires, and a lot of times the umpires get put in a tough spot. Ultimately, it affects the baseball game and that shouldn’t happen. Nothing should ever get in the way of the players playing the game.”