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Angels Beat Marlins 6-5 In Extra Innings, Continue Series Wins

It took another extra inning game, but the Angels beat the Florida Marlins Wednesday night in Miami by the score of 6-5.  The win extends the Angels series winning streak to three as they've won 2 of 3 from Seattle, the New York Mets, and the Marlins during their 12-game road trip.  Thursday's extra inning affair was the fourteenth of the season for the Halos, after having 16 the entire 2010 season, and are now 5-9 when playing more than nine.

Mark Trumbo put the Angels ahead in the 10th with a 2-out single that avoided Marlins' shortstop Hanley Ramirez to score Bobby Abreu.  The groundball took a strange hop on its way through the infield, bounding over Ramirez' head and into centerfield for Trumbo's third hit of the night.

Jordan Walden (1-1) picked up the win in relief after going 1.2 innings.  Walden allowed a base hit to the first batter he faced in the bottom of the 8th which scored Mike Stanton who had led off the inning with a triple.  It was Walden's fourth blown save.  Michael Kohn pitched a perfect 10th to record his first save of the season, and second of his career.

The Angels took the lead in the third after the Marlins scored an early 1-0 lead in the first. Maicer Izturis led off the inning with his 4th home run of the season.  Erick Aybar followed with a double to left, and Torii Hunter scored him with a two-bagger to deep right field.  Bobby Abreu continued the barrage with a home run to right, his 3rd of the season.  Overall, the Angels went 5 for 14 with runners in scoring position.

Right fielder Torii Hunter left the game in the 5th inning with bruised ribs after making a leaping catch and colliding with the right field fence.  The Associated Press reports the x-rays were negative.