Williams Gets 1st Win In Nearly 6 Years To Lead Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) — Jerome Williams pitched seven stellar innings to get his first major league victory in almost six years, Peter Bourjos homered for the third straight game and Howie Kendrick also went deep, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-1 victory over the bumbling Baltimore Orioles on Sunday and a sweep of the three-game series.

The Angels’ fourth straight victory, coupled with Texas’ 10-0 loss at Chicago, put the Halos within four games of the Rangers in the AL West race.

Williams (1-0) posted his first victory in the majors since Sept. 25, 2005 with the Chicago Cubs, after losing his previous eight decisions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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