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Angels Look To Reverse Winless Trend Against Orioles, Open 3-Game Set

Meeting for the first time in 2011, the Angels travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles - a team they did not play well against last season.  The Angels were swept in the six meetings last season, having been out-scored almost 2-to-1.  Angels' pitching allowed 29 runs while the offense managed to score just 15 runs.   Heading into tonight's game, the Orioles have held the Halo club scoreless over the previous 26 innings.

Ervin Santana (4-8, 3.84 ERA) hopes to have a different outcome from the last time he faced the Orioles.  Back on August 4th of last season Santana allowed a career high-tying nine runs while giving up a season-high 12 hits in 3.2 innings.  Overall, he is 3-4 with a 5.84 ERA in ten starts against Baltimore.

The Orioles will send Alfredo Simon (2-2, 4.36 ERA) to the hill.  Tonight's start will be the right-handers first start against Los Angeles, and just his third start of the season.  The troubled starter was recently reinstated from the restricted list after attending a hearing in the Dominican Republic where he is a suspect in his cousin's shooting death.

Who's Hot - Last 14 Days:
Alberto Callaspo - 13 for his last 32 (.406)
Mark Trumbo - 11 for his last 35 (.314), 2 2B, 4 HR, 7 RBI

Adam Jones - 12 for his last 37 (.324), 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI

Who's Cold - Last 14 Days:
Bobby Abreu - 4 for his last 31 (.129)
Maicer Izturis - 3 for his last 21 (.143)
Torii Hunter - 6 for his last 37 (.162), 3 HR, 12 K
Jeff Mathis - 2 for his last 15 (.133)
Mike Trout - 4 for his last 30 (.133)

Nolan Reimold - 3 for his last 23 (.130)
JJ Hardy - 8 for his last 42 (.190)

Game time is 4:05 (PDT) and will be show on Fox Sports West.  For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.