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Ervin Santana Throws Shutout As Angel Offense Clobbers Braves, 9-0

The Angels (23-23) offense finally broke loose Friday night against the Atlanta Braves (25-22).  After scoring one run over their last 32 innings, the Halos scored 6 times in the third against Braves starter Tim Hudson (4-4).  Peter Bourjos led off the inning with a double off the center field wall.  After a groundout and a hit-by-pitch, Bobby Abreu got the scoring started by hitting a double to left which scored Bourjos.  The next four Angel hitters reached base, with the big blow being Mark Trumbo's 3-run home run.  The Angels added 2 runs in the fourth and another in the sixth.

Ervin Santana (2-4) pitched a complete-game shutout to post his second win of the season and sixth career shutout.  Santana allowed just 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking none.  At one point, Santana retired 12 straight batters and never allowed a runner past first base.

Alberto Callaspo, the team leader with 23 RBI, drove in 3 runs with a single in the fourth that plated Bourjos and Abreu, and groundout in the 6th that scored Erick Aybar.  Trumbo's home run, his seventh of the season, leads all AL rookies and ties him with Howie Kendrick for the team lead.