Halos go deep again, but win this time

MIKE TROUT hit two home runs in the Angels’ 5-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday (Flickr/Eric Droust).

The Los Angeles Angels continue to show a powerful long ball game. In Friday’s 9-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, five home runs were not enough. In Saturday’s 5-1 win at Camden Yard, four sufficed to give the Halos their eighth win in 10 games and keep them tied with the Minnesota Twins for the second American League wild card spot.

Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena each hit two home runs in support of J.C. Ramirez (11-10), who went 5.2 innings and gave up just one run and five hits.

“We haven’t hit many all year,” said Angel manager Mike Scioscia. “We’ve tried to be creative and try to get men on base. We haven’t had the slugging percentage to the level we need it. It’s good to see it come alive.”

They remain in second place in the American League West at 63-60, but are being chased by two other teams within a game-and-a-half.

The series continues on Sunday with Parker Bridwell (7-1) pitch for the Angels against his former teammates.

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