Street records scoreless outing in Angels debut

Street records scoreless outing in Angels debut

ANAHEIM -- Huston Street's Angels debut on Saturday became an afterthought as Seattle outlasted the Angels in 12 innings.

Street entered the game in the ninth inning of a tied game and recorded a scoreless inning in his first game in the American League since 2008. The 30-year-old right-hander gave up a single but also recorded a strikeout.

"It's the first time we've seen him close up in a while but it's good to see the ball coming out of his hand so well," manager Mike Scioscia said. "His velocity was better than it probably had been when we saw him last. He just looked a tick crisper and he can change speeds with the best of them and has really good command."

Street threw 12 of his 17 pitches for strikes and mixed his pitches well (eight sinkers, five changeups and four sliders).

The Angels acquired Street in a six-player trade on Friday night that moved Joe Smith from the closer's role and into a setup position in the bullpen.

Los Angeles relievers have a 1.63 ERA in their last 19 games while holding opponents to a .209 average.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.