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Orioles hold off Angels by throwing out base stealer. Trout becomes 1st in majors to reach 10 homers
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Orioles hold off Angels by throwing out base stealer. Trout becomes 1st in majors to reach 10 homers

2024-04-25 08:56 Last Updated At:09:00

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baltimore's Gunnar Henderson continued his hot streak at the plate Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

The shortstop's biggest play, though, was defensively when he tagged out Jo Adell at second base after a great throw by catcher James McCann for the final out as the Orioles held on for a 6-5 victory.

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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins (31) fails to catch a home run hit by Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Nolan Schanuel also scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baltimore's Gunnar Henderson continued his hot streak at the plate Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Luis Rengifo, bottom, steals second ahead of a throw to Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jorge Mateo during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Luis Rengifo, bottom, steals second ahead of a throw to Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jorge Mateo during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles startng pitcher Dean Kremer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles startng pitcher Dean Kremer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson (2) celebrates with designated hitter Adley Rutschman (35) after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson (2) celebrates with designated hitter Adley Rutschman (35) after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell (7) is caught stealing second by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell (7) is caught stealing second by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Adell drew a walk with two outs, but was caught stealing as he tried to get into scoring position as the potential tying run after the Angels trailed 6-0 going into the bottom of the sixth. Mike Trout started Los Angeles' rally by becoming the first player in the majors to reach 10 home runs this season.

“I felt like I got a good tag on him. It was really close,” said Henderson, who had three hits and drove in three runs. “We’re very fortunate that they called it out on the field.”

The call stood after a lengthy replay review. Major League Baseball said in a statement the replay official could not definitively determine that Adell touched second base before Henderson applying the tag

Angels manager Ron Washington and Adell both thought it should have been overturned.

“The guy on the mound (Craig Kimbrell) was slow. The opportunity was there and we took it," Washington said. "From all replays we saw, it looked like he was safe but we don't make the call.”

Adell said he felt like his foot reached the bag before the tag.

“A little disappointing to end the game that way. But hopefully we can get those right moving forward,” he said.

Kimbrell gave up a run in the ninth, but held on to pick up his seventh save of the season. It was also the 424th of his career, tied with John Franco for sixth on the all-time list.

Henderson is 9 of 20 in the last five games. The shortstop, last year’s unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year, homered for the second straight game when he led off the third with a drive off Tyler Anderson (2-3). It was Henderson’s eighth of the season, which is second in the American League.

Adley Rutschman had his 12th multihit game of the year with two hits and an RBI.

“He’s done everything. He's playing great defense, homers, steals, running the bases, hits. It's been awesome,” manager Brandon Hyde said of Henderson.

Batting leadoff for the second straight day, Trout got the Angels on the board with a solo shot down the left-field line off Dean Kremer (1-2) in the sixth. It's the third time in the past seven seasons Trout has been the first in the majors to reach double digits in homers.

Taylor Ward and Zach Neto also homered for the Angels, who have dropped five of six.

“We were gong to keep fighting until the final out. We had a chance at the end and didn't come through,” Trout said.

Kremer didn't allow a hit until Adell's single with two outs in the fifth. The right-hander struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings with two runs allowed on three hits.

After Henderson connected on Anderson's cutter for his third homer this season against the Angels, he led off the fifth with a double and scored on Rutschman's base hit.

Baltimore broke it open with four in the sixth as the first five hitters got aboard against José Suarez. After Jorge Mateo's run-scoring, ground-rule double, Henderson had the key hit with a liner up the middle to plate two more.

Anderson allowed two runs and four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. The left-hander threw 105 pitches, the second-most he has tossed in the first five innings in his nine-year career.

After Nolan Schanuel’s base hit chased Kremer in the sixth, Ward hit Jacob Webb’s first pitch just over the outstretched glove at the wall in right-center to get the Angels within 6-3.

Neto led off the eighth with a first-pitch solo shot to left for his first this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Hyde said LHP John Means (left forearm strain) will start Sunday's game against Oakland or get another rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk.

Angels: 3B Miguel Sanó left in the sixth due to left knee soreness.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Return home for three games against Oakland. RHP Corbin Burnes (3-0, 2.76 ERA) gets the call Friday night.

Angels: LHP Patrick Sandoval (1-3, 6.75 ERA) gets Friday night's weekend series opener against Minnesota.

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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins (31) fails to catch a home run hit by Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Nolan Schanuel also scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins (31) fails to catch a home run hit by Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Nolan Schanuel also scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Luis Rengifo, bottom, steals second ahead of a throw to Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jorge Mateo during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Luis Rengifo, bottom, steals second ahead of a throw to Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jorge Mateo during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles startng pitcher Dean Kremer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles startng pitcher Dean Kremer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson (2) celebrates with designated hitter Adley Rutschman (35) after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson (2) celebrates with designated hitter Adley Rutschman (35) after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell (7) is caught stealing second by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell (7) is caught stealing second by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities defended their decisions to end pro-Palestinian encampments through negotiations rather than police force, telling a House committee on Thursday that they defused the danger without ceding ground to protesters.

“We had to get the encampment down,” Northwestern's Michael Schill said. “The police solution was not going to be available to us to keep people safe, and also may not be the wisest solution as we’ve seen at other campuses across the country.”

Schill and Jonathan Holloway of Rutgers were called before the House Education and the Workforce Committee as part of a series of hearings examining how colleges have responded to allegations of antisemitism.

Also testifying was Gene Block, chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, which has come under scrutiny for a delayed police response to violence between pro-Palestinian protesters and counterprotesters.

The committee’s inquiry expanded to large, public universities, UCLA and Rutgers, after earlier hearings largely focused on private, Ivy League colleges. Meantime, at Harvard's commencement Thursday, hundreds of students in graduation robes chanted “Free, Free Palestine” as they walked out of the ceremony. The school had announced on Wednesday that 13 students who participated in a protest encampment would not be able to receive diplomas alongside their classmates.

On Capitol Hill, committee Republicans accused the university leaders at the hearing of tolerating antisemitism, with particular scorn for Northwestern and Rutgers, where schools struck deals to end or limit protests.

Neither Northwestern nor Rutgers agreed to sever business ties with Israel — one of the protesters' chief demands. Rutgers agreed to discuss the topic; Northwestern revived a committee on “investment responsibility.”

Other terms focused on expanding institutional support for Muslim and Arab students and scholars on campus, and Rutgers promised not to retaliate against those who participated in protests.

“Each of you should be ashamed of your decisions that allowed antisemitic encampments to endanger Jewish students,” said Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the committee chair. "Mr. Schill and Dr. Holloway, you should be doubly ashamed for capitulating to the antisemitic rule breakers.”

The presidents considered police action but said it was not necessary.

“We made a choice — that choice was to engage our students through dialogue as a first option instead of police action,” Holloway said. “We had seen what transpired at other universities and sought a different way.”

Schill said students were willing to negotiate and reach a compromise that did not include divestment, their main demand. He said agreeing to a space for Muslim students where they could eat and pray, like other faith communities had on campus, was something he supported.

“We had students who were willing to negotiate and gave up their demands,” Schill said. “We said no, nothing that singles out Israel. Let’s think about what will make the university stronger."

Protesters hailed the agreements as victories. But on Capitol Hill, the presidents said they did not lose any ground.

“I would never recommend to the Board of Trustees divestment of anything or any academic boycott of Israel,” Schill said.

Even so, Foxx countered that Schill “created the perception” he would support divestment, “which encouraged other universities to cave on this.”

Each president denounced the rise of antisemitism amid the Israel-Hamas war. Schill and Block, who are Jewish, expressed their own disgust at some of the rhetoric and imagery used by protesters.

Block said public universities are in an especially tough bind as they work to shield students from discrimination while also upholding free speech. Unlike private universities, public universities are bound by the First Amendment. Even hateful speech must be protected, Block said, but UCLA draws the line when it crosses into threats and harassment.

He expressed remorse over the handling of a UCLA encampment that was attacked in early May. Counterprotesters threw traffic cones and released pepper spray in fighting that went on for hours before police stepped in, drawing criticism from Muslim students and political leaders.

“Tragically, it took several hours for law enforcement to quell the violence,” Block said “With the benefit of hindsight, we should have been prepared to immediately remove the encampment if and when the safety of our community was put at risk.”

On Wednesday, the police chief at UCLA was reassigned “pending an examination of our security processes,” according to a statement from the school.

A new pro-Palestinian encampment appeared on the UCLA campus as Bock testified. “Our safety personnel are on-site and actively monitoring the situation,” Mary Osako, vice chancellor for UCLA Strategic Communications, said in a statement.

The encampment was abandoned when law enforcement arrived midday and declared it an unlawful assembly. Lines of officers pushed back a crowd of supporters that had gathered outside the encampment but there were no clashes like those that occurred when a large camp was cleared three weeks earlier. The demonstrators then marched to another location on the campus and gathered for a rally.

As in previous hearings, Republicans pressed the leaders on discipline. They asked how many students had been expelled and how many faculty had been fired over antisemitic incidents since Oct. 7, when Hamas attacked Israel.

None of the presidents said students had been expelled, though they said there are dozens of ongoing investigations. Four students were suspended at Rutgers, Holloway said.

Schill said the numbers aren't a reflection of inaction.

“The fact that we didn’t have not yet suspended or expelled students does not mean that students have not received discipline,” he said. “There’s a wide range of discipline, and discipline has been meted out to many of those students.”

Tensions over the Israel-Hamas war have been high on campuses since the fall and spiked in recent weeks with a wave of pro-Palestinian tent encampments that led to over 3,000 arrests nationwide.

After the first congressional hearings in December, an outcry of criticism from donors, students and politicians led to the resignations of the presidents of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, who gave cautious, halting answers to questions about whether calls for the genocide of Jews would violate their schools’ conduct policies.

In April, the committee turned its attention to Columbia President Minouche Shafik, who took a more conciliatory approach to Republican-led questioning. Shafik’s concessions around faculty academic freedom upset students and professors at Columbia. Her testimony, and subsequent decision to call in police, escalated protests on campus that inspired students at other colleges to launch similar demonstrations.

Originally, the presidents of Yale University and the University of Michigan were called to testify on Thursday. But the committee shifted its attention to Northwestern and Rutgers after those colleges struck deals with pro-Palestinian protesters to limit or disband encampments.

Associated Press writer John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report. AP photographers Damian Dovarganes and Ryan Sun also contributed.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and union activists discuss free speech on college campuses, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and union activists discuss free speech on college campuses, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Northwestern University President Michael Schill testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

FILE - Signs are displayed outside a tent encampment at Northwestern University on Friday, April 26, 2024, in Evanston, Illinois. Leaders from Northwestern University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University are expected to testify before Congress on Thursday, the latest in a series of hearings spearheaded by House Republicans into how colleges have responded to pro-Palestinian protests on their campuses. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, file)

FILE - Signs are displayed outside a tent encampment at Northwestern University on Friday, April 26, 2024, in Evanston, Illinois. Leaders from Northwestern University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University are expected to testify before Congress on Thursday, the latest in a series of hearings spearheaded by House Republicans into how colleges have responded to pro-Palestinian protests on their campuses. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, file)

FILE - Demonstrators walk in an encampment on the UCLA campus after clashes between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Los Angeles. Leaders from Northwestern University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University are expected to testify before Congress on Thursday, the latest in a series of hearings spearheaded by House Republicans into how colleges have responded to pro-Palestinian protests on their campuses. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

FILE - Demonstrators walk in an encampment on the UCLA campus after clashes between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Los Angeles. Leaders from Northwestern University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University are expected to testify before Congress on Thursday, the latest in a series of hearings spearheaded by House Republicans into how colleges have responded to pro-Palestinian protests on their campuses. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

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