Using 125 pitches, Dan Haren tossed a complete-game, one-hitter Tuesday night against the red-hot Cleveland Indians. The only hit allowed by Haren was a one-out single in the 4th inning off the bat of Shin-Soo Choo. Haren recorded 8 strikeouts and allowed the first two walks of the season while lowering his ERA to a miniscule 0.73.
Peter Bourjos provided all the scoring Haren would need with a home run to left field in the third inning off of Indian starter Fausto Carmona. Carmona (0-2, 6.11) took the first loss for the Cleveland club in over a week. Mark Trumbo added his first career home run in the 7th giving the Halos a 2-run lead. Carmona pitched well enough to win, giving up just the 2 run on 4 hits in 7.2 innings.
Haren joined fellow Angel starter Jered Weaver at 3-0 on the season, while both pitchers have posted sub-one ERA’s as Weaver’s ERA sits at 0.87. The win improves the Angels record to 6-5, three games behind the division-leading Texas Rangers. The win also movies them above .500 for the first time since opening day.