Angels 9, Orioles 5

Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

BALTIMORE -- Erick Aybar had a three-run triple and Albert Pujols added a two-run homer as part of a six-run seventh inning that helped carry the Angels to a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon.
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Angels (28-38) and prevented the Orioles (37-29) from completing a sweep of the three-game series. It also stopped Baltimore's three-game winning streak.
The Angels batted around in that seventh inning, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six runs on five hits.
Alberto Callaspo led off the seventh with a single and Orioles starter Jason Hammel then walked Brad Hawpe with a 4-2 lead. Hank Conger greeted reliever Pedro Strop with a grounder that deflected off the right-hander. Strop couldn't get to it on time, and Conger's infield single loaded the bases.
Aybar then lined his three-run triple to right-center field. He scored when second baseman Ryan Flaherty's relay throw shot past third baseman Manny Machado, giving the Angels a 6-4 lead.
Strop (0-3) struck out Josh Hamilton, but the right-hander then walked J.B. Shuck and Pujols followed with his two-run homer to left before leaving to a chorus of boos from the afternoon crowd at Oriole Park.
Pujols finished with a single, double and homer as part of a 3-for-5 afternoon.
The Angels added their last run on Hamilton's sacrifice fly in the ninth.
Jerome Williams (5-2) rebounded after a slow start to pitch six innings. He gave up four runs but kept the Angels close.
Dane De La Rosa (seventh), Kevin Jepsen (eighth) and Ernesto Frieri (ninth) took care of the final three innings. Frieri picked up his 15th save.
Baltimore's only run after the Angels took the lead came on a Chris Davis RBI grounder in the eighth.
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the first. Nate McLouth led off with a single and went to third when Machado doubled to left.
Nick Markakis and Adam Jones each followed with RBI groundouts to bring in McLouth and then Machado to give Hammel the early two-run lead.
The Angels got on the board in the third when Conger crushed a solo homer to right. He sent a 2-0 pitch on to Eutaw Street to make it 2-1.
Los Angeles tied it with a two-out rally in the fourth. Hamilton blooped a single to center and scored from first when Kendrick doubled.
But the Orioles answered right back when Davis led off the fourth with a homer to center for a 3-2 lead. That was his first homer and RBI since June 2.
NOTES: McLouth's stolen-base streak ended in the third inning. He had been safe in 19 straight attempts, the longest ongoing streak in the majors, according to STATS. ... Machado's first-inning double extended his hitting streak to 10 games. His longest hitting streak this season was 11 games from April 22 to May 2. ... Mike Trout's homer on Tuesday was the ninth time he has hit home runs in consecutive games. He also hit a homer in Monday's loss. ... STATS said Tuesday's loss to the Orioles dropped the Angels to 10-14 in one-run games. Their 24 one-run decisions lead the majors.

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