Hamstring sidelines Scott Downs again

Updated: August 21, 2011, 7:14 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels reliever Scott Downs was unavailable for the second consecutive game due to tightness in his hamstring, manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday following his team's 7-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles.

Scioscia said he is hopeful Downs will be available Tuesday when the Angels open a two-game series at home against the Chicago White Sox. According to Scioscia, Downs will not undergo any tests, just treatment. The nine-year veteran tried to warm up in the bullpen late in Saturday night's game but felt discomfort.

Downs is 6-2 and has 20 holds and a 1.31 ERA in his first season with the Angels. The left-hander ranks second among American League relievers in ERA (minimum 30 games).

Blair Angulo is a regular contributor to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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