Los Angeles Angels

Cron, Scribner lead Halos to 5-1 victory

C.J. CRON hit a two-run home run as the Angels beat Baltimore 5-1 on Wednesday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

The streaky Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are finally streaking in the right direction. With a 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night at the Big A, the Halos have won two straight and almost climbed back to .500 with a 57-58 mark.

C.J Cron was the star of the day for the home team with a two-run home run (his seventh homer of 2017), a double and racing home earlier with the go-ahead run. He was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and improved his batting average to .251.

Also hitting well for the Halos was Mike Trout with two hits and a walk and Kole Calhoun, with three hits and two runs scored.

Troy Scribner (2-0) shone in his first major league start, working five innings and giving up just two hits and one run, that coming on a home run by Welington Castillo. He struck out four batters and walked one.

Wednesday’s win had the Angels finish their nine-game homestand with a 6-3 mark. They remain in third place in the American League West, and are two games back in the race for an AL wild card spot.

On Thursday the Orange County team will be back on the road as they start a four-game series in Seattle. Tyler Skaggs (1-2) will get the starting assignment for the Halos.

 

 

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