By Pete Zarustica
The six-game losing streak of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ended Friday not with a whimper but a bang. The Halos defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 at Camden Yards, powered by a 13-hit attack begun by a first inning home run by Mike Trout, his 24th of the season.
“Mike got us on the board and we kept pecking away,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “It starts with pitching. You’ve got to keep putting up those zeros to let yourself and the offense get going. And that’s what we did tonight.”
The game marked Trout’s return to center field after serving several games as DH.
Felix Perez (1-0) got the win, pitching 5.1 innings while yielding five hits, no runs and one walk.
Andrelton Simmons had four hits for the Orange County team and Justin Upton had three.
The Angels will hope to post a second consecutive win on Saturday when they face the Orioles again. Tyler Skaggs (6-5) will start for them, while the Orioles will offer Andrew Cashner (2-8).