ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles steals second base as Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets the tag in late in the second inning during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 22, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Angels Vs. Orioles: Angels Take 2 Out Of 3 With First Series Win Of The Year

The Angels bullpen was once again the weak link in Sunday's finale.

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Angels Vs. Orioles Game 3 Final Score: Halos Bullpen Gives Away Lead In 3-2 Loss

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Angels hosted the final game of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Angels had already secured their first 2012 series win by taking the first two games and were going for the sweep. Starter Dan Haren pitched a great game but once again took a no decision as the Halos bullpen was once again the weak link in a 3-2 loss.

Alberto Callaspo put the Angels on the board in the fourth inning, with a two-out bloop single that brought Vernon Wells home for the 1-0 Halos lead. The score would remain that way until the eighth inning.

Scott Downs came in to relieve Haren in the top of the eighth with two on and one out. A single loaded the bases, but a ground ball back to Downs provided the second out, but Nick Markakis singled through the left side to plate two runs and give Baltimore a 2-1 lead, with both runs charged to Haren and putting him on the hook for his second loss of the year. Haren went 7.1 innings, giving up six hits and just one walk while striking out nine.

Luckily for Haren, Howie Kendrick launched a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth, ensuring that Haren would, at the very least, not be charged with a loss. The game remained 2-2 through the bottom of the ninth inning and headed to extras.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched the top of the 10th inning for the Angels. He walked Robert Andino to lead off the inning, who was then bunted over to second base. Andino went to third base on a groundout and came home with the go-ahead run when Kendrick couldn't come up with a Markakis grounder up the middle.

Jim Johnson came in to pitch for Baltimore in the bottom of the ninth and gave up a one-out double to pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales. Bobby Abreu went in to pinch run for Morales and advanced to third base on an Aybar fly ball to right field. Kendrick struck out swinging to seal the win for the Orioles.

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Angels Vs. Orioles, Starting Lineups: Albert Pujols DH, Mark Trumbo Moves To 1st Base

The Los Angeles Angels have already locked up the series against the Baltimore Orioles, but hand the ball over to Dan Haren to get the sweep Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.

Despite still being homerless for the season, the Angels are hoping that a a day off from field work could spark his bat this afternoon. Mark Trumbo will move over to first base, while Alberto Collaspo will get the start at third.

There is a slight chance of some precipitation, though hopefully the game will be played as scheduled.

Angels Lineup:

1. Erick Aybar SS
2. Howard Kendrick 2B
3. Albert Pujols DH
4. Torii Hunter RF
5. Mark Trumbo 1B
6. Vernon Wells LF
7. Alberto Callaspo 3B
8. Bobby Wilson C
9. Peter Bourjos CF

Orioles Lineup:

1. Endy Chavez LF
2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Nick Markakis RF
4. Adam Jones CF
5. Chris Davis 1B
6. Mark Reynolds DH
7. Wilson Betemit 3B
8. Ronny Paulino C
9. Robert Andino 2B

First pitch is 12:35 p.m. PT with coverage on Fox Sports West and KLAA 830 AM in Southern California and MASN 2 HD and 1090 WBAL in and around the Charm City.

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Angels Vs. Orioles, Game 2 Final Score: Halos Secure First 2012 Series Win With 6-3 Victory

It took much longer than anyone would have expected, but the Los Angeles Angels have finally won a series in the 2012 regular season. They picked up their second win in as many nights over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, as Jered Weaver was once again every bit the team ace in a 6-3 victory.

The Orioles struck first, with two runs in the top of the fifth inning on a Matt Wieters homer to go up 2-0. The lead was short-lived, as the Halos plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth. The five runs came on four RBI singles by Mark Trumbo, Erick Aybar, Bobby Abreu and Kendrys Morales as the Angels took a 5-2 lead.

The O's got one run back in the top of the seventh, as Wieters recorded an RBI groundout to bring home Adam Jones, but that would be as close as Baltimore would get. Torii Hunter answered back in kind in the bottom of the inning, grounding out to score Albert Pujols.

Weaver was again exceptional, pitching a complete game and allowing just five hits, three runs and no walks, while striking out five. He improves to 3-0 with the win.

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Angels Vs. Orioles Starting Lineups: Howie Kendrick Sits For Halos

The Los Angeles Angels look for their second straight win on Saturday night, as they host the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium. Jered Weaver gets the start for the Angels, facing Jake Arrieta for Baltimore. Howie Kendrick had three hits Friday night, including two doubles, and drove in three runs, but he is out of the starting lineup Saturday night, for just the second time in 15 games this season.

Weaver has made two starts in Anaheim this season and has yet to allow a run at home, with two victories. Since the beginning of the 2009 season, Weaver is 16-6 with a 1.73 ERA in 33 starts at home, with 247 strikeouts in 239 innings.

outfielder Nolan Reimold is out Saturday for the Orioles with neck spasms, per MLB Network Radio.

Here are Saturday's starting lineups.

Orioles (8-6)

Chavez LF
Hardy SS
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Wieters C
Johnson DH
Reynolds 3B
Davis 1B
Andino 2B

Angels (5-9)

Aybar SS
Abreu LF
Pujols 1B
Morales DH
Hunter RF
Trumbo 3B
Izturis 2B
Iannetta C
Bourjos CF

Saturday's 6:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For all news and information regarding the Los Angeles Angels, please visit Halos Heaven. For updates and perspective regarding the Baltimore Orioles, head on over to Camden Chat.

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Angels Vs. Orioles, Game 1 Final Score: Jerome Williams, Howie Kendrick Lead Halos To 6-3 Win

The Los Angeles Angels hosted the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night in the first game of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The Angels are still in search of their first series win in 2012, as they are entered Friday in last place in the American League West and had picked up just one win in each of the four series they have played. They got things started on the right foot against the Orioles, however, snapping their three-game losing streak and picking up a 6-3 win.

The Halos started the scoring early, plating two runs in the first inning on RBI doubles by Torii Hunter and Mark Trumbo. They stretched their lead to 3-0 in the second inning on an RBI single by Howie Kendrick.

The Orioles picked up a run on a J.J. Hardy RBI single in the top of the third, but the Angels tacked on another trio of runs in the bottom of the sixth, on a bases-loaded double by Kendrick. Kendrick finished the night going 3-for-5 with three RBI.

Nolan Reimold hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to cut the Angels lead to 6-3, but the Orioles would get no closer.

Angels starter Jerome Williams more than redeemed himself in his second outing. He went 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out six.

Albert Pujols was 0-for-3 with a walk.

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Angels Vs. Orioles Starting Lineups: Mark Trumbo Makes 1st Career Start In Left Field

The Los Angeles Angels are still in search of their first series win of the season, as they open a three-game set Friday night in Anaheim against the first-place Baltimore Orioles. Jerome Williams makes his second start of the year for the Halos, and will be opposed on the mound by Brian Matusz for Baltimore.

The Angels are shaking things up a bit Friday night, giving Mark Trumbo his first career start in left field. Trumbo played two innings and one game in left field last year, and played 21 innings over 10 games in right field, but he had never started in left field before tonight. Trumbo started once in right field in 2010.

Vernon Wells is in center field Friday night with Torii Hunter in right, giving Peter Bourjos the night off. Kendrys Morales is the designated hitter. Here are Friday's starting lineups:

Orioles (8-5)

Remold LF
Hardy SS
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Wieters C
Betemit 3B
Reynolds DH
Davis 1B
Andino 2B

Angels (4-9)

Aybar SS
Kendrick 2B
Pujols 1B
Hunter RF
Trumbo LF
Wells CF
Morales DH
Iannetta C
Callaspo 3B

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Angels RHP Rich Thompson Claimed Off Waivers By Oakland A's

The Los Angeles Angels lost a pitcher on Friday to their own division, as Rich Thompson was claimed by the Oakland Athletics. The Angels had designated Thompson for assignment on Saturday, April 14, when they recalled reliever Brad Mills from Triple A Salt Lake.

Mills was optioned back to Triple A one day later to make room for Jerome Williams, who was activated from the disabled list. Williams will make his second start of the season as the Angels open a three-game series Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles.

Thompson, a 27-year old native of Australia, was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2002. Thompson pitched in just two games this season for the Angels, allowing four runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings. In parts of six seasons with the Halos, Thompson put up a 4.24 ERA in 81 games in relief, with 37 walks and 105 strikeouts in 104 career innings.

The Angels bullpen so far this season is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA, ranking 14th of 16 American League teams.

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Angels Vs. Orioles Series Preview: Halos Still In Search Of Series Win

The Los Angeles Angels are still looking for their first series win of 2012. They'll try to take the best of three games from the Baltimore Orioles beginning on Friday.

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