In his 15 years as the Angels' manager, Mike Scioscia never has used a position player to pitch, no matter how lost the cause.

So it took about a second for him to reject the slump-busting trick of picking the batting order out of a hat.

"I don't think so," Scioscia said.

No major changes to the lineup, but one big change in the visiting dugout. The woeful Philadelphia Phillies were there. They self-destructed in the same inning in which the Angels' bats came alive, and the result was a 7-2 victory in which the Angels scored all their runs in one inning.

The sixth inning, to be exact.

The Angels had not scored more runs in an entire game since the All-Star break, a span of 23 games. In their weekend series against the Boston Red Sox, they had scored eight runs — in 37 innings.

On Tuesday, for the first five innings, the Angels were shut out by ex-teammate Jerome Williams, who has been cut this season by two teams a combined 50 games out of first place. In the sixth, the Angels scored seven runs and had seven hits, and a couple of pretty poor plays by the Phillies defense.

Kole Calhoun had two hits in the inning, a home run to start the inning and a single to drive home the final run. Collin Cowgill had a run-scoring double and David Freese had a two-run double, although Cowgill's ball landed just over the head of Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd before bouncing into the stands.