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.