Angle looking to snap his offensive funk

Angle looking to snap his offensive funk

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even after getting an unexpected four at-bats on Tuesday night with center fielder Adam Jones coming out of the game early, rookie Matt Angle had yet to pick up his first Major League hit entering Wednesday's game.

Angle went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the O's 8-1 win over the Twins on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Angle replaced Jones in the bottom of the seventh and went hitless in his only at-bat.

Through four games, Angle was 0-for-12 with a walk and a strikeout.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he was not worried about Angle trying too hard or putting too much pressure on himself to get the first hit out of the way.

"It's going to happen," Showalter said. "He's done some good things [in the past] and he's a baseball player. He'll get a hit."