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<em>Pitcher Hisanori Takahashi #21 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earned his first save as an Angel tonight in sweaty Baltimore.</em>
Pitcher Hisanori Takahashi #21 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earned his first save as an Angel tonight in sweaty Baltimore.

Final Score in Baltimore: Angels 6 Orioles 1

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The Angels began a ten-day ten-game roadtrip to the heart of the humidity belt with a 6-1 victory over the Orioles in a steaming Camden Yards park populated with two sopping wipe towels for every spectator. Ervin Santana had a no-hitter going well into the 6th inning and won his 5th game of the season. Hisanori Takahashi took over for Ervin in the 8th and when Vernon Wells hit a two-out grand slam, his first as an Angel, for severe insurance, Tick-tock-Taki got his first save as an Angel by finishing out the 9th. Ta-DA! Some highlights...

  • Kevin Gregg's career as an Angels came four seasons after he left the club, tonight in Baltimore.
  • Vernon Wells career as an Angel was not splitting open his foot at home plate after hitting a grand slam.
  • Mike Trout's career as an Angel so far is an extended postgame session with Lindsay Soto in the dugout.
  • Ervin Santana's career as an Angel has nothing to do with cruddy Jeff Mathis behind the plate.
  • Game Time temperature: 104 degrees and humid.
  • Fernando Rodney sighted in the bullpen. Would three good appearances lead to a trade?