But Britton struck out
Richards was superb, allowing two runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one, but Wright was even better, striking out six and walking none.
Jones also sparked Baltimore's fourth-inning rally with a dribbler to third for an infield single. Delmon Young followed with a ground-ball single to center field, advancing Jones to third.
Richards struck out Chris Davis with a nasty curve, but his 1-and-0 breaking ball to Steve Pearce bounced in front of Carlos Perez and caromed off the catcher and to the backstop for a wild pitch, allowing Jones to score easily for a 1-0 lead.
Wright, a 6-foot-6 right-hander who was a third-round pick out of East Carolina University in 2011, retired the first nine Angels batters, striking out Mike Trout with a 98-mph fastball in the first,
Kole Calhoun led off the fourth with a single to center and took third on Pujols' one-out double to left, but he was tagged out in a rundown between third and home after running on contact on Aybar's slow roller to third. Giavotella struck out to end the inning.