May 20, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) walks to the bench after lining out during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Angels Vs. Padres: Halos Drop Interleague Series In San Diego

The Angels lost their first interleague series of 2012 to the San Diego Padres over the weekend. Petco Park posed no problems for the Halos offense in the opener, but Los Angeles lost the last two games in frustrating fashion.

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Angels Vs. Padres Final Score: Never-Ending Game Ends With 3-2 San Diego Win

The Los Angeles Angels and the San Diego Padres engaged in an extended game of failing to score on Sunday, culminating in a 13-inning, 3-2 win for the hometown Padres and a series loss for the Halos.

The Angels scored in the top of the first, when Mark Trumbo doubled home Mike Trout. In the top of the fifth, the Halos went up 2-0 on a solo home run by Trout, his fourth homer of the season.

In the bottom of the fifth, however, the Padres would tie things up on a two-run double by Yonder Alonso. The scoring would stall out there, despite plentiful chances by both teams. The game headed to extra innings and then some, as both teams looked punchless for hours.

Finally, in the bottom of the 13th inning, Clayton Richard hit a two-out single. Will Venable then worked the count full, enabling Richard to take off with the pitch. Venable roped a single to Howie Kendrick in left field, who bobbled the ball just long enough for Richard to score and give the Padres the win in the rubber game of the three-game series.

Trout had a three-hit game and Kendrick and Erick Aybar each picked up two hits. Albert Pujols was 0-for-4 with two walks.

Angels starter Ervin Santana had a quality start, but couldn't get enough run support. Santana allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings of work, striking out six Padres batters along the way.

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Angels Vs. Padres Final Score: San Diego Evens Series With 3-2 Victory

One day after winning a 7-2 romp at Petco Park, the Los Angeles Angels experienced a more typical low-scoring affair against the San Diego Padres in interleague play. The Padres evened up the series with a 3-2 win on Saturday night.

The Angels scored first in the top of the second inning, when Erick Aybar tripled home Howie Kendrick. The Padres tied things up in the bottom of the third on a Cameron Maybin sacrifice fly.

The Halos reclaimed a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth when Mike Trout brought Aybar home with an RBI groundout, but San Diego tied it up again in the bottom of the frame with a Maybin RBI single.

The Padres went ahead for good with an Alexi Amarista double in the seventh inning that drove in Nick Hundley. The Padres bullpen held the Angels down the rest of the way to seal the win for the hometown team.

Dan Haren was one again a hard luck loser, going 6.2 innings and being charged with all three runs on six hits and a walk. Haren falls to 1-5 on the season. The Angels will try for the series win on Sunday.

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Angels Vs. Padres Final Score: Halos Open Interleague Play With 7-2 Win

The Los Angeles Angels kicked off their first interleague series of the season on Friday night, as they visited the San Diego Padres. Petco Park ended up being kind to the Angels, who came away with the 7-2 victory.

The Angels managed to drive in a run on a double-play groundout in the top of the second inning to open the scoring. The Halos put together a big inning in the fifth, when Mike Trout hit a triple to drive in starting pitcher Jered Weaver. Albert Pujols walked and Mark Trumbo hit his 10th double of the year to plate Trout. Vernon Wells hit what looked to be an inning-ending double play that the Padres were unable to turn and Pujols came home to make it 4-0 Angels.

The Padres finally managed to get on the get on the board with a Will Venable solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. San Diego scored again in the seventh as they looked to have a rally going against Weaver but settled for one run on an RBI force out to cut the lead to 4-2.

The Halos would get some insurance runs in the top of the ninth, with RBI hits from Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar to make it 7-2 Angels.

Weaver was once again outstanding, holding the Padres to two runs on three hits and three walks in seven innings of work. Scott Downs and Ernesto Frieri each pitched hitless innings to seal the win.

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Angels Vs. Padres Starting Lineups: Jered Weaver Vs. Jeff Suppan

The Los Angeles Angels look to get back on track on Friday as they open interleague play with a weekend series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Angels ace Jered Weaver gets the start for the Angels, looking for his sixth win of the season, facing Jeff Suppan for San Diego.

Former Angels infielder Alexi Amarista was recalled from Triple A Tucson by the Padres on Thursday and will start at second base for San Diego for the foreseeable future. Amarista was traded with minor league pitcher Donn Roach to the Padres on May 3 for reliever Ernesto Frieri, who has pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings for the Halos, with 10 strikeouts.

Before Friday's game, the Padres placed Tim Stauffer on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow, and activated former Dodgers pitcher Eric Stults, who will start on Saturday. Here are Friday's starting lineups:

Angels (17-22)

Trout CF
Izturis 3B
Pujols 1B
Trumbo RF
Kendrick 2B
Wells LF
Aybar 3B
Wilson C
Weaver P

Padres (14-25)

Venable RF
Maybin CF
Headley 3B
Alonso 1B
Guzman LF
Baker C
Cabrera SS
Amarista 2B
Suppan P

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Angels Vs. Padres Series Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The Angels begin interleague play against the San Diego Padres. Will Petco Park stifle the Angels offense?

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