Steve Finley is showing signs that he is perhaps breaking out of his season-long slump.
However, Finley batted just .149 with four homers and 12 RBIs in April. He ended the month in a 4-for-38 slump, including no hits in his final 14 at-bats, and was given the day off on Sunday.
Finley then responded by going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Angels’ 5-0 win on Monday—just his third multihit game of the season.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he hopes the homer was the spark Finley needed.
“We need that consistency, especially from someone hitting behind Garret,” Scioscia said. “We need somebody there who is productive and he will get to that. Tonight is an indication there are some good things ahead.”
Anderson also hit a two-run homer and Juan Rivera added an RBI single for Los Angeles, which had scored just 20 runs in its previous six games. Jarrod Washburn pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning for the Angels, who have won two straight and eight of their last 12.