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Bal 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 2
Ana 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 X 9 11 0
Date of game: 7/5/2012

Recap: LA Angels vs. Baltimore

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 with three RBI as the LA Angels of Anaheim took a 9-7 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a four-game set.

Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored while Howie Kendrick added two this, drove in one and scored twice for the Angels, who had dropped four of six coming in.

"I'm not trying to do too much out there and just trying to hit the ball up the middle," Trout said.

Garrett Richards started on the mound, but lasted just 4 1/3 innings as he was tagged for seven runs on 10 hits. LaTroy Hawkins (2-1) got the final two outs of the fifth to grab the win.

Matt Wieters smacked a three-run home run and drove in four for the Orioles, who had won their previous two. Xavier Avery had two hits and scored twice in the loss.

Jake Arrieta didn't fare well in his start, either, as he was touched for six runs on five hits over just 3 2/3 innings. Luis Ayala (2-2) gave up two runs in the fourth to take the loss.

"Jake's command was an issue from the get go," O's manager Buck Showalter said. "He's not throwing well. He had great tempo early in the year."

The teams traded runs in the first inning as Jim Thome singled home Avery in the Baltimore half and Morales brought in Trout with a single in the Angels portion.

Back-to-back homers from Mark Reynolds and Ryan Flaherty started the second inning for the Orioles, and they tacked on another run later in the inning on a Wieters groundout that scored Robert Andino for a 4-1 lead.

The Angels chipped away at the deficit in the second on run-scoring singles from Erick Aybar and Trout in the bottom of the second to make it a 4-3 game.

Baltimore, though, went up big in the fourth as Wieters launched a pitch over the right field wall with two on to make it a 7-3 game.

In the bottom of the frame, the Angels answered to take the lead. Kendrick got the scoring started with an RBI single and Aybar followed with a double. After John Hester struck out, Trout lofted a sac fly to plate Kendrick and chase Arrieta from the game.

Luis Ayala took the mound and Torii Hunter greeted him with a single to center to make it a one-run game. Albert Pujols then singled to put runners on the corners and quickly stole second. Morales punched a single to left that brought home both runners for an 8-7 lead.

In the sixth, Trout led off with a walk, stole second and then swiped third that saw Wieters' throw to the bag go wide and Trout trotted home for a 9-7 lead.

Ernesto Frieri pitched around a leadoff walk to J.J. Hardy in the ninth to pick up his 11th save of the season.

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