Roth wins in ML debut

Michael Roth won his first game in the big leagues on Saturday night striking out four in two innings of relief for the Angels.

ANAHEIM, CA (WACH)- Less than 24 hours after being called up from Double-A Arkansas, former Gamecock pitcher Michael Roth found himself on the mound pitching for the Los Angeles Angels in relief on Saturday night.

Roth was called upon in the eighth inning with the Angels down 4-1 to Houston, and struck out four of the six batters he faced. He did not allow a hit or a walk.

Down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Albert Pujols delivered a two-out, two-run double to left giving Roth the win in his first career major league appearance.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia told he was pleased with Roth's performance: "It's a good feeling to see a youngster take the ball for the first time and get out there. His makeup is off the charts. He got out there, competed and earned his first win."