ANAHEIM (AP) Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in Los Angeles’ five-run fourth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-7 on Thursday night.
LaTroy Hawkins (2-1), the second of six Angels pitchers, retired both batters he faced after relieving rookie Garrett Richards in the fourth inning and got credit for the victory.
Ernesto Frieri got three outs for his 11th save in 11 chances, keeping his spotless ERA intact in 25 appearances with the Angels and helping them climb within four games of the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. The Orioles slipped 5 1/2 behind the idle New York Yankees in the AL East.
Updated July 6, 2012