(SportsNetwork.com) - The L.A. Angels of Anaheim hope to split their four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks when the two clubs clash Thursday afternoon at Chase Field.
The Angels split the first two installments of this series in Anaheim, then dropped Wednesday's matchup by a 3-2 score in the desert.
Albert Pujols drove in a run, while Kole Calhoun, Matt Joyce and Chris Iannetta finished with two hits apiece in the Angels' third loss in four tries.
Hector Santiago saw his record drop to 4-4 and was reached for three runs and seven hits in five innings.
"Probably not as crisp," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Santiago. "Hector early on was missing a lot of spots, was working uphill a lot, as far as trying to get back into counts."
The Halos will visit Oakland for three games next and hope C.J. Wilson can duplicate his last performance when he toes the rubber Thursday. Wilson threw seven innings of scoreless two-hit ball with eight strikeouts and three walks in Saturday's 1-0 win versus Oakland.
The left-hander ended a personal two-start slide in which he allowed 11 runs and 11 hits. Wilson is 1-3 in six road starts and will make his first start against the D-backs. He has no record or ERA in two relief appearances in this series.
Arizona got back into the win after having a four-game unbeaten streak cut short on Tuesday. In last night's victory, Chase Anderson threw six innings of two-run ball for the win.
"I thought he pitched well," Arizona manager Chip Hale said. "He battled and gave us a chance to win."
Yasmany Tomas had an RBI triple among his three hits, Paul Goldschmidt went deep for the 19th time this season and Welington Castillo added a solo homer for the D-backs.
Goldschmidt is batting .556 with three homers, seven RBI and 15 hits in his last seven games, and leads the majors with a .363 batting average.
The D-backs will visit San Diego for three games next.
Allen Webster will make his second start for the D-backs and made his season debut in Saturday's 4-2 win at San Francisco. Webster allowed two runs and two hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Webster, a right-hander, has made two career starts against the Angels and is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA. He was called up from Triple-A Reno last Saturday to take Josh Collmenter's spot in the rotation.
The Angels won two of three contests against the D-backs back in 2012 and are 8-4 in the past 12 encounters between the clubs.