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MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, St. Louis 5

July 5, 2013 at 12:28 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar climaxed a three-run, ninth-inning rally with an RBI single Thursday, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 win over St. Louis.

Los Angeles won for the eighth time in nine games when the Cardinals' Edward Mujica suffered his first blown save of the season in 22 chances.

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St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright was still on the mound at the start of the ninth, but he gave up a leadoff single to Albert Pujols and was then relieved by Mujica.

Josh Hamilton homered on Mujica's second pitch to forge a 5-5 tie. Howie Kendrick then singled and moved to third on a base hit by Mark Trumbo.

Mujica (0-1) retired the next two batters to give the Cardinals a chance to get into extra innings, but Aybar singled to center on a 2-1 pitch to bring home Kendrick.

The comeback made a winner out of Scott Downs (2-2), who worked the top of the ninth.

Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the fourth for the Cardinals.

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