CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings for Los Angeles though Albert Pujols remained homerless as the Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday.
Torii Hunter hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which snapped a five-game losing streak after a cold drizzle delayed the start of the game 147 minutes.
Pujols went 1 for 4 with his single during a first-inning rally giving the Angels a 1-0 lead off Jeanmar Gomez (1-1).
Hunter's homer in the fourth made it 2-0. The Angels have hit only five homers in their last 104 innings.
Haren (1-1) made the lead stand up. The right-hander allowed four hits and struck out seven.
Jack Hannahan's two-out RBI single got Cleveland within 2-1 in the fourth.
Scott Downs worked a perfect ninth for his first save.
It was only Downs' second save in the last three seasons and the Angels' second in eight chances this year as Los Angeles improved to 1-6 in one-run games.
The left-handed Downs was put into the closer's role in plac...