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MLB: Los Angeles Angels 2, Cleveland 1

April 28, 2012 at 6:22 PM

CLEVELAND, April 28 (UPI) -- Dan Haren pitched eight shutout innings Saturday for the Los Angeles Angels, who snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 decision over Cleveland.

Haren (1-1) collected his first victory in his fifth start to begin the season, yielding one run while holding the Indians to four hits and two walks. He struck out seven.

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The right-hander has allowed only four runs over his last 22 innings for Los Angeles, reducing his ERA to 3.34 in a game that was delayed more than 2 hours by rain.

Scott Downs racked up his first save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth as the Angels evened their three-game set with Cleveland.

Tribe starter Jeanmar Gomez (1-1) absorbed the loss, allowing two runs on five hits in a six-inning effort.

Jack Hannahan drove in the Indians' only run.

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