MLB: LA Angels 9, Baltimore 7

June 29, 2007 at 11:26 PM

BALTIMORE, June 29 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Howie Kendrick in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Los Angeles Angels a 9-7 win over Baltimore and spoiled Aubrey Huff's cycle.

Huff became the third player in Baltimore history to hit for the cycle, achieving the feat in his first four at-bats.

Los Angeles took an early 5-0 lead, but the Orioles rallied for a 7-5 advantage -- and then the Angels tied it at 7-7 going into the ninth.

Chris Ray (4-6) hit Vladimir Guerrero with a pitch to open the ninth before Kendrick hit a two-out homer to center.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save, making a winner out of reliever Scot Shields (2-2).

Huff tripled in the second, had a double in the fourth, hit a three-run homer in the fifth and then blooped a single to center in the seventh.

The other Baltimore players to hit for the cycle were Brooks Robinson (1960) and Cal Ripken Jr. (1984).

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