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Halos work a miracle, rally to beat O's in 12

Aug 21, 2011 - 5:38 AM Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Bobby Abreu capped a three-run 12th inning with a sacrifice fly, as the Angels rallied past the Orioles, 9-8, in the second test of a three-game series.

Baltimore sent Kevin Gregg (0-2) to the mound in the bottom of the 12th after scoring two runs in the top half. Erick Aybar singled and Mike Trout was hit by a pitch. Hank Conger put down a bunt that third baseman Josh Bell picked up but his throw to first was off the mark, which allowed Aybar to score.

Peter Bourjos then hit a sharp grounder to Bell, who made a nice diving stop and threw to first. Bourjos, however, beat the throw to load the bases with no outs. Alberto Callaspo then walked to force in the tying run.

Troy Patton took over on the mound and Abreu greeted him with a deep fly ball to center. Vernon Wells, who came on as a pinch-runner for Conger, crossed the plate for the thrilling victory.

"Aybar got us going in the 12th, then the crowd fired us up," Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo said. "After that, we were able to get a number of timely hits."

The win moved the Angels five games behind the Rangers in the AL West. Texas lost to the White Sox on Saturday.

Abreu went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored for the Angels, who have won three in a row since a five-game skid. Bourjos went 3-for-6 with a solo homer.

LA starter Joel Pineiro gave up four runs on nine hits over six innings. Fernando Rodney (3-5) recorded the final out in the 12th to pick up the win.

Adam Jones went 4-for-6 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Orioles, who have dropped four straight.

Orioles starter Tommy Hunter allowed six runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 frames.

"I was proud of us for a lot of things but we just couldn't get it done," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "It just wasn't there for Kevin (Gregg) tonight. It's a tough loss for us."

The loss means Baltimore has dropped another road series. The Orioles have not won a road series since May 13-15 at Tampa Bay (won series 2-1). The O's have lost 22 of their last 31 road games and are 18-41 on the road this year.

The O's seemed poised to win after scoring twice in the top of the 12th to take an 8-6 lead. Rodney entered the game with men on first and second and two outs. Jones greeted him with an RBI single to right and Torii Hunter's bad throw home allowed another run to score on the play.

After having a runner thrown out at home in the first, the Orioles scored three times in the second. Mark Reynolds, Robert Andino and Nolan Reimold hit three straight singles to push a run across. After Bell struck out looking, J.J. Hardy hit an RBI double to left. Nick Markakis followed with a run- scoring groundout for a 3-0 lead.

The Angels got a run back in the home half. Hunter and Trumbo singled and Howie Kendrick was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A run crossed the plate when Aybar grounded into a double play.

LA put four runs on the board in the third to take the lead. Bourjos reached base on a bunt single and moved to third on Callaspo's single. Abreu brought home both runners with a double to left. After Hunter recorded the second out, Trumbo knocked in Abreu with a bloop double to right. Kendrick's RBI ground- rule double down the left-field line made it a 5-3 game.

Baltimore made it a one-run contest in the fifth. With two outs, Jones hit a ball to deep left-center field. Left fielder Trout almost made a great catch at the wall, but the baseball hit off his glove and went over.

Bourjos' homer to left-center field in the seventh gave the Angels a 6-4 edge.

The Orioles tied the game in the eighth. Bobby Cassevah gave up back-to-back singles to Markakis and Jones to start the frame. Vladimir Guerrero followed with an RBI groundout. Jordan Walden came in from the bullpen and was greeted by Matt Wieters' run-scoring single.

The visitors had a chance to take the lead in the ninth. Andino led off with a walk and stole second. Walden retired the next three batters to keep it a 6-6 game.

Game Notes

The Angels have taken four of five from the O's this season...Hunter extended his hitting streak to 18 games...LA improved to 8-11 in extras this season, while the Orioles fell to 5-7.






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