Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones watches his two-run home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Baltimore. (Photo: AP)
BALTIMORE (AP) - Kevin Gausman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Adam Jones homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in nine games.
Gausman (5-3) retired the first 14 batters he faced. The rookie allowed three runs and three walks in his first career start against the Angels.
Darren O'Day struck out two in a perfect eighth and Zach Britton gave up a single in the ninth before earning his 21st save.
The victory lifted the AL East-leading Orioles to 14 games over .500 (60-46) for the first time July 22, 2013.
Garrett Richards (11-4) gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings. It was his second straight defeat following a seven-game winning streak.