Two-run doubles from David Murphy and Brad Wilkerson gave Edinson Volquez an early advantage in his season debut and he would hold on to grab his second career Major League victory. Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored.
Kelvim Escobar struggled with his control early and was pulled after just 2 2/3 innings. The Angels chipped away at a five-run lead and Garret Anderson's three-run shot brought them within a run, but they fell shy.
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