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"I think our recent success has given us more confidence to come back," Trumbo said. "I mean, when you're down early like that, it's not the end of the world. There are still nine chances to come back and get the job done. It was fortunate that we were able to answer them quickly and get some of the momentum back on our side."
Callaspo led off the fourth with a single and scored on Aybar's triple. Bobby Wilson followed with a suicide squeeze that eventually scored Aybar, who slid past the plate while catcher A.J. Ellis missed the tag. Umpire Dale Scott remained an interested spectator until Aybar casually walked back and stepped on the dish, then gave the "safe" sign.
Trout, who entered second in the AL with a .338 average, drove Billingsley's next pitch to left-center for his seventh homer and a 6-5 Angels lead.
"I was just trying to be aggressive," Trout said. "I got a pitch I could hit and I put a good swing on it. We were all having big at-bats. Bobby coming up with that squeeze was big, and Aybar getting that triple. Dan had a rough first two innings, but after that he settled in and gave us a chance. So getting those runs for him was big."
It could have been worse for Billingsley, but Ethier displayed his Gold Glove form in the fifth by robbing Kendrick of a two-run double with a leaping catch against the 18-foot wall for the third out. Torii Hunter drove in the Angels' final two runs against Jamey Wright, with Trout winging it all the way from first behind Wilson after Hunter singled to right field on a 3-2 pitch with two outs.
"Trout is like my little brother. He's my best friend, so I'm really excited that he did that for me -- giving me that extra RBI -- and I'm going to take him to McDonald's," Hunter said.
NOTES: Billingsley hasn't gone longer than seven innings since his season debut, when he allowed three hits over 8 1-3 innings in a 6-0 win at San Diego. He has completed seven innings in only three of his 14 starts since then. ... Haren walked more than two batters for only the second time in his last 39 starts -- including May 14 against Oakland, when he issued four and hit his only batter of the season in a 5-0 loss. Last year, he finished with fewer walks (33) than starts (34). ... Only two of Abreu's last 28 home runs have come with more than one runner on base. The other was a tying, three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw in the Angels' 6-3 win over the Dodgers on June 22, 2010, at Anaheim.
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