Angels Youth Movement And Aging Vet Get Angels Win Over Baltimore, 8-3

Torii Hunter homered twice, while Angels' young guns add solo shots.

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A Mix Of Old And New Help Angels Beat Baltimore 8-3

Two of the Angels’ youth movement homered Friday night, but it was the Halo’s Father Time who led the way in their 8-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. In the first game of their 3-game series in Anaheim, Peter Bourjos and just returned from Double-A Arkansas Mike Trout went deep to help the Angels win for the second night in a row, but Torii Hunter homered twice to show everyone the old guys can still swing a stick too.

Hunter’s first home run came in the Angels four-run first inning when he sent a Jo-Jo Reyes (6-10) pitch to deep left scoring Alberto Callaspo and Howie Kendrick. Kendrick had singled to score Peter Bourjos after the Angels’ centerfielder had doubled to leadoff the game. With the first inning homer, Hunter extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

Hunter homered again in the seventh, driving in Callaspo for his fourth and fifth RBI of the game.

Dan Haren won for the seventh time in his last eight decisions by allowing three runs on nine hits over seven innings. Haren (13-6) struck out eight and walked none – this was the tenth time Haren has not allowed a walk in his start.

The Halo win allows them to keep pace with the AL West division leading Texas Rangers. The Angels are 6 games behind after Texas won in Chicago by the score of 7-4.

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Angels vs. Orioles: Mike Trout Batting Seventh, Playing Right Field

The Angels are trying to stay in the division race and a big series against the Orioles would go a long way in getting the team on a hot streak. The big news of Mike Trout being re-called was already announced, though no one was sure of his spot in the batting order and the status of Vernon Wells. Both are in the lineup tonight.

CF - Bourjos
3B - Callaspo
2B - Kendrick
DH - Hunter
1B - Trumbo
LF - Wells
SS - Aybar
RF - Trout
C - Wilson

P - Haren

So the rookie starts his second stint in the Major Leagues batting seventh. Apparently Vernon Wells is good to play tonight, though the team did say other changes could be made in the coming days.

Haren will take on Jo-Jo Reyes and the AL-worst Orioles at 7:05. It should be a beautiful night at Angels Stadium.

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Angels Host Orioles For 3-game Weekend Series.

The Angels host the the American League's worst road team for 3-game weekend series.

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