Baltimore Sweeps Angels On Walk-Off Hit, 5-4

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Cesar Izturis' single in the bottom of the ninth drove in the game-winning run, as the Baltimore Orioles edged the Angels, 5-4, to complete a three-game sweep at Camden Yards.

Francisco Rodriguez (0-3) started on the mound for Los Angeles in the ninth. Matt Wieters led off with a double into the gap in left-center field, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on Izturis' base hit up the middle to give the Orioles their first sweep of the Angels since taking four consecutive meetings in Anaheim from July 17-20, 2003.

Nick Markakis hit a solo homer and drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have yet to lose under new manager Buck Showalter. Brian Roberts and Felix Pie had an RBI apiece in the victory.

Jake Arrieta was solid in the start, allowing two runs on four hits in 7 2/3 innings. Jason Berken (3-2) got the win despite giving up one run on two hits in 1 1/3 frames.

Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer for the Angels, who have dropped 11 of their last 14 games. Bobby Abreu knocked in the other run.

Dan Haren, making his third start for LA, allowed four runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Trailing 4-0, Los Angeles plated four runs in the eighth to tie the game. Pinch-hitter Reggie Willits singled and moved to second on Erick Aybar's one- out walk. Runners were on the corners after Maicer Izturis grounded into a fielder's choice. Mike Gonzalez then took over for Arrieta on the mound. He faced just one batter, though, giving up an RBI single to Abreu. Berken came in from the bullpen and offered up a three-run homer to Hunter.

Berken worked around a one-out single in the top of the ninth.

Arrieta retired the first 14 batters he faced before giving up a two-out double to Alberto Callaspo in the fifth. Howie Kendrick flied out to end the frame.

Los Angeles put two men on base in the top of the sixth. With one out, Peter Bourjos walked and Aybar reached first on second baseman Roberts' fielding error. Arrieta, though, retired the next two batters to keep LA off the board.

Baltimore finally gave Arrieta some run support in the home sixth. Markakis led off the inning with a homer over the wall in right-center field. Adam Jones hit a double later in the frame and crossed the plate on Pie's single to make it 2-0.

The O's added two more runs in the seventh to go ahead by four. Corey Patterson led off with a single and scored on Roberts' double to right. Roberts advanced to third on Hunter's fielding error. Kevin Jepsen took over on the mound and Markakis greeted him with an RBI single.

The Angels won eight of 10 bouts with the Orioles last season, including five of six tests held at Camden Yards...Orioles third baseman Josh Bell (left hamstring) missed the game...Baltimore placed pitcher David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. To take his spot on the roster, the team has recalled righty Armando Gabino from Triple-A Norfolk...Cesar Izturis is one hits away from 1,000 in his career...Baltimore's Luke Scott had homered in three consecutive games...Kendrick extended his hitting streak to eight games thanks to a 1-for-4 contest.

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