Angels rally late to defeat the Orioles, 6-1

Angels' Matt Shoemaker pitched seven strong innings against Orioles for his first win in more than a month

KEY MOMENT: Trailing, 1-0, in the seventh inning, Erick Aybar beat out a slow roller to third base, and Johnny Giavotella dribbled a grounder past the mound for an infield single. David Freese popped out to shortstop and Matt Joyce struck out, but Chris Iannetta chopped a grounder off the glove of third baseman Manny Machado and into left field for a run-scoring single and a 1-1 tie. Marc Krauss, called up from triple A on Tuesday, followed with a single to left for a 2-1 lead.

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout, who had three hits, led off the eighth inning with his 10th home run, an opposite-field shot to right against reliever Darren O'Day that gave the Angels a 3-1 lead. Freese led off the ninth with a home run to right against Zach Britton. Collin Cowgill and Iannetta singled, with Cowgill later scoring on a wild pitch and Iannetta on Trout's infield single to make it 6-1.

ON THE MOUND: Matt Shoemaker rebounded from a tough two-start stretch in which he gave up nine earned runs and 10 hits, including six home runs, in 101/3 innings of losses to Seattle and Houston. The right-hander gave up his American League-leading 11th home run, a solo shot to Steve Pearce on a hanging split-finger fastball in the fourth, but that was it. He retired the last 10 batters he faced in what Iannetta, the Angels catcher, called "a real blue-collar performance," before giving way to Joe Smith, who struck out two of three in the eighth. Shoemaker is 7-0 with a 3.00 earned-run average in his last nine road starts. Ubaldo Jimenez gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings for the Orioles but suffered his first loss in Camden Yards since June 13.

IN THE FIELD: First baseman Albert Pujols made a backhand, diving stop of David Lough's fifth-inning shot to the hole and, from a sitting position, threw to Shoemaker covering first for the out.

UP NEXT: Right-hander Garrett Richards (3-1, 2.27 ERA) will oppose Baltimore right-hander Mike Wright (major league debut) on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. PDT at Camden Yards. TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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