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Haren, Angels Look To Finish Off Sweep Against Oakland

Angels starter Dan Haren looks to get back to winning Wednesday afternoon against the Oakland A's.  Haren (4-1, 1.46 ERA) had won his first four decisions of the season before losing last Friday to Boston due to a lack of run support from the Angel offense.  Allowing 2 earned runs over 6 innings, the right-hander struck out 6 and walked 3 in the 4-3 loss.  For the season Haren has gone 37 innings and allowed just 23 hits, while striking out 33.

The Angels (14-10) are finishing up their 7-game home stand before heading to Tampa for three games and then Boston for another 4-game set against the Red Sox.  Although the Halos lost 4 straight to Boston over the weekend, they have won 9 of their last 15 including the first two games of this 3-game series against Oakland.  The Angels  are a half game behind division leading Texas and 3 games ahead of the third-place A's.

Oakland (11-12) will send right-hander Tyson Ross to the mound.  Ross is making his second start for injured Dallas Braden.  In his first start, Ross took the loss when he gave up 3 runs to the Seattle Mariners.  In that game, Ross lasted 4.1 innings, surrendering 4 hits, but also walking four.

Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Peter Bourjos - 9 for his last 23 (.391), 3 triples, 4 runs scored
Erick Aybar - 9 for his last 28 (.321), 2 SB

Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Mark Trumbo - 1 for his last 20 (.050), 8 strikeouts
Torii Hunter - 5 for his last 24 (.208)
Vernon Wells - 4 for his last 27 (.148)

Game time is 4:05 (Pacific) and will be show in Fox Sports West.  For more Angels news, be sure to check out Halo Heaven.