O’s double-up Angels


BALTIMORE – Daniel Cabrera displayed surprising control while pitching seven innings of five-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles got a home run from Miguel Tejada in a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Brian Roberts drove in two runs for the Orioles, who built a 4-0 lead in the first two innings against Jeff Weaver (0-2). Baltimore took three of four from Los Angeles after going 2-4 against the Angels a year ago.

Cabrera (1-1) came in with an 11.37 ERA after issuing 16 walks over 6 1-3 innings during his first two starts. The right-hander struck out six, did not allow an earned run and yielded his only walk with two outs in the seventh.

Cabrera permitted only one runner past second base until the seventh, when two singles and a walk to Jose Molina loaded the bases with two outs. A passed ball by Ramon Hernandez let in a run, but Cabrera avoided further damage by getting Maicer Izturis to fly out.

LaTroy Hawkins gave up an RBI single to Garret Anderson in the eighth and Chris Ray got three outs for his fifth save in five tries.

Making his third start for the Angels since signing as a free agent during the offseason, Weaver allowed two earned runs and five hits – all for extra bases – in seven innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Tejada homered with a man on in the first inning to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead. It was his first home run since opening day.

Before the homer, Baltimore outfielder David Newhan broke his right leg while sliding awkwardly into second base during a steal.

Baltimore added two unearned runs in the second when Roberts hit a two-out, two-run double after Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera fumbled a grounder.

Los Angeles didn’t get a runner to second until the fourth inning, when Vladimir Guerrero and Anderson hit successive one-out singles. Cabrera then struck out Darin Erstad and retired Casey Kotchman on a fly ball.

Notes: OF Juan Rivera was a late scratch from the Angels’ lineup because of tightness in his rib cage, and OF Tim Salmon did not play because of a groin injury that forced him to leave Sunday’s game. … Starting for the first time since April 9, Baltimore’s Corey Patterson and Chris Gomez both went hitless. … Los Angeles is 5-11 at Camden Yards since 2003.

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