Brad Mills pitched five innings of three-hit ball in a spot start for the injured Dan Haren after getting called up from the minors, and the Los Angels Angels got home runs from Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in a 6-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Mills (1-0) threw 88 pitches on three days rest in his Angels debut with six strikeouts and no walks. The 27-year-old left-hander, obtained from Toronto in December for catcher Jeff Mathis, is 3-3 with a 7.38 ERA in 10 big league starts over a four-year span. But he is 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts against the Orioles.
LaTroy Hawkins, Kevin Jepsen and Jordan Walden each pitched an inning of relief and first-time All-Star Ernesto Frieri closed out the combined five-hitter for his 12th save in as many attempts, keeping his ERA unblemished in 26 appearances since the Angels obtained him from the San Diego Padres on May 3 for utilityman Alexi Amarista and minor leaguer Donn Roach.
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