The Orioles snapped a two game skid as they won against the Angels, 6-4, out in Anaheim last night. Rookie David Hernandez showed himself to be major-league worthy as he kept the Los Angeles lineup -- one of the better in baseball -- at bay as he went 6 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. Hernandez was not perfect in any sense of the word, but his teammates gave up a him comfortable lead and he did his job by keeping runs off the board along with preserving the lead for Baltimore. George Sherill got the save -- his 18th of the season.
The Baltimore offense came alive on Friday they took advantage of a shaky Ervin Santana -- who started the game for Los Angeles -- and did all their scoring before the fifth inning. Luke Scott had a two-RBI double in the 1st inning, and the Aubrey Huff had a three run homer in the third inning (his 11th) to put Baltimore up 5-0. Nick Marakis raised the score 6-0 after a RBI-single that plated Brian Roberts.