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A Mix Of Old And New Help Angels Beat Baltimore 8-3

Two of the Angels’ youth movement homered Friday night, but it was the Halo’s Father Time who led the way in their 8-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. In the first game of their 3-game series in Anaheim, Peter Bourjos and just returned from Double-A Arkansas Mike Trout went deep to help the Angels win for the second night in a row, but Torii Hunter homered twice to show everyone the old guys can still swing a stick too.

Hunter’s first home run came in the Angels four-run first inning when he sent a Jo-Jo Reyes (6-10) pitch to deep left scoring Alberto Callaspo and Howie Kendrick. Kendrick had singled to score Peter Bourjos after the Angels’ centerfielder had doubled to leadoff the game. With the first inning homer, Hunter extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

Hunter homered again in the seventh, driving in Callaspo for his fourth and fifth RBI of the game.

Dan Haren won for the seventh time in his last eight decisions by allowing three runs on nine hits over seven innings. Haren (13-6) struck out eight and walked none – this was the tenth time Haren has not allowed a walk in his start.

The Halo win allows them to keep pace with the AL West division leading Texas Rangers. The Angels are 6 games behind after Texas won in Chicago by the score of 7-4.