Chatwood, Angels Finish Off Orioles, Backed By Trout's First Big League Home Run

The Angels have won 10 of their last 11 series.

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Mike Trout Hits First MLB Home Run In 9-3 Angels Win Over Orioles

Mike Trout hit his first major league home run, capping a 9-3 win for the Angels over the Orioles at Camden Yards, and a series win for the Halos. Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs over seven innings for the Angels, who have won 10 of their last 11 series.

Trout hit a three-run shot off relief pitcher Mark Worrell in the eighth inning, blowing open a close game to widen the Angels' lead to 6-2. Torii Hunter added a two-run shot off Worrell, and also had a double earlier in the game. After compiling eight runs and 17 hits combined in the first two games of the series, the Angels scored nine runs today on 13 hits and five walks.

Chatwood, who came into the game with more walks (56) than strikeouts (53) on the season, didn't walk a batter for the first time in his young, 19-start big league career. He allowed just two runs in seven innings, striking out five. The Angels open a three-game series in Cleveland Monday night.

For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Angels Vs. Orioles Starting Lineups: Mike Trout Back In Center For Halos

The Angels seek to capture their weekend series with the Orioles with a win Sunday morning at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Tyler Chatwood starts on the mound for the Angels, while Baltimore counters with Jeremy Guthrie. Here are today's starting lineups:

Angels (54-47)

Izturis SS
Hunter RF
Abreu DH
Wells LF
Callaspo 3B
Kendrick 2B
Trumbo 1B
Trout CF
Wilson C

Mike Trout gets the start today in center field for the Angels. The 19-year old rookie has six hits in 34 at-bats in his first 11 games in the big leagues. He has shown tremendous speed, both on the bases and in center field, where he has tremendous range. Peter Bourjos was activated after Friday night's game, and he started in center on Saturday night.

Orioles (40-57)

Hardy SS
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Reynolds 3B
Wieters C
Lee 1B
Reimold LF
Bell DH
Andino 2B

Today's 10:35 a.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Angels Seek Series Win Over Orioles

The Angels look to win their 10th series in their last 11 Sunday morning, facing the Orioles in the rubber game of a three-game set at Camden Yards. Rookie Tyler Chatwood gets the call for the Angels, facing Jeremy Guthrie for Baltimore. The Orioles have not won a series since capturing two of three from the Reds in Baltimore from June 24-26.

Chatwood is 5-6 with a 3.71 ERA this season, and has suffered from poor run support. The Angels have scored 12 runs in his last eight starts, and in Chatwood's six losses this season they haven't scored a single run with Chatwood in the game.

Guthrie has a respectable 4.35 ERA on the season, but just a 4-13 record to show for it. He leads the major leagues in losses, just as he did in 2009, when he was 10-17 with a 5.04 ERA. Guthrie in his career is 3-2 against the Angels with a 4.21 ERA in eight games, including seven starts.

The Angels have lost seven of their past eight games against Baltimore, dating back to last season. Mark Trumbo's 18 home runs lead all major league rookies this season. Vernon Wells has homered in each of the first two games of this series, and has 12 home runs and 28 RBI in his last 33 contests.

Today's 10:35 a.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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