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Angels Single Out Victory in D.C.

Final Score in DC: Angels 4 Expos 2

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The Angels had twelve hits, ten of them singles, but it was a Raul Ibañez pinch hit double in the eighth inning that beat the DC Nationals, plating three runs.

With the late lead, Joe Smith held the Nationals scoreless but closer Ernesto Frieri made it interesting - allowing a home run that one can assume Cam Bedrosian would not have let happen.

But hey, we'll take it, light that baby up, Trout looked better than Harper, Garrett Richards looked like developmentally he is on the correct escalator up toward Aceville and the bats woke up just in time with Erick Aybar starting the clutch fest with a big eighth inning double to tie the game at one apiece.

The Angels are 9-10 and the quest for getting above .500 has a simple plan called Repeat-Repeat... can they do it in the next 48 hours? It would be nice make this east coast swing a turn in the franchise fortunes!