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Trout hits first leadoff homer since 2012, Angels beat Orioles 7-4 to snap 5-game skid

Mike Trout hit his first leadoff home run since 2012, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Zach Neto had two hits and drove in two runs as the Angels' six through nine hitters combined for eight of their 11 hits along with five RBIs.

Baltimore's Gunnar Henderson hit a towering 414-foot home run in the seventh inning, and Adley Rutschman had three hits.

Griffin Canning (1-3) — who allowed 18 runs (17 earned) in 19 innings in his first four starts — gave up three runs on five hits in five innings and struck out four. It was the right-hander's first win in 11 starts dating to last season.

Carlos Estévez retired the side in the ninth to pick up his fourth save in five opportunities.

Batting leadoff for the first time since 2020, Trout drove a fastball from Baltimore's Grayson Rodriguez (3-1) off the auxiliary scoreboard above the wall in right-center field in the first inning to put the Angels on top.

It was the sixth leadoff homer of Trout's career and first since Sept. 28, 2012. It was Trout's eighth home run of the season.

The Angels had six extra-base hits — including RBI doubles by Luis Rengifo, Logan O'Hoppe and Neto — as they built a 7-0 lead after four innings.

Neto, Jo Adell and Nolan Schanuel had run-scoring singles as the Halos tacked on two runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

The Orioles got on the board with three in the fifth on Henderson's sacrifice fly and Ryan O'Hearn's two-run double.

Jackson Holliday singled in the fifth inning for his first hit since April 14 and snapped an 0-for-17 skid.

Rodriguez, who allowed only seven runs in his first four starts, struggled in his second outing against the Angels. The right-hander gave up seven runs and 11 hits with seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.


Angels: RHP Robert Stephenson said he will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on April 30, and expects a rehab period of 12-18 months.


The teams wrap up their season series Wednesday afternoon. RHP Dean Kremer (0-2, 4.91 ERA) goes for Baltimore while the Angels counter with lefty Tyler Anderson (2-2, 1.42 ERA).

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