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Vargas Shuts Out O's, Trout & Trumbo Homer

This is the Angels team we were supposed to see all season!


Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 4 Orioles 0


Starting Pitcher Jason Vargas got his first win as an Angel - a complete game, three-hit shutout whose only blemish was a ninth inning double to Adam Jones that forced Ernesto Frieri to warm up.

Of course Mark Gubicza is on the postgame show as I write this crediting Catcher Chris Iannetta. Ugh.

In the bottom of the fifth reserve outfielder J.B. Shuck singled with one out and scored on Mike Trout's fourth home run of the season. Mark Trumbo got the scoring going in the second inning with his seventh Trumbomb of 2013.

Alberto Callaspo returned from an injury marking the first game he and Erick Aybar played together in since April 11. I bet there was a hot dug bun with them in the clubhouse shower within five minutes of the final out! Callaspo was hitless but worked a walk and ended up scoring a Trout single in the seventh but was a master at defense in the hot corner.

The Vargas pitching line was as advertised - lots of fly outs, only three strikeouts and make C.J. Wilson watch tape, only two walks. Vargas threw 107 pitches through nine complete, something that usually only gets Angels starters into the sixth inning. Oh well, light the halo with win number eleven, perhaps the bats are warming up and the offense will start smoking like the nearby So Cal hillsides - stay safe if you are in harm's way, unless you are a Baltimore pitcher.

JOSH HAMILTON WATCH: 0 for 4, 3K, .208 for the season.

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