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Williams goes seven strong against Texas

While it's been over five years since Jerome Williams stepped to the plate in a Major League ballpark, the Angels right-hander is excited to get the opportunity once again on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

"It feels like I'm part of the game again. It feels like I'm going out there to try to help the ballclub win, too, being on the offensive side," said Williams.

As a member of the Giants, Cubs and Nationals before joining the Angels in 2011, Williams said he's always enjoyed hitting.

"When I was in the National League, it kind of helped me out to perfect my craft of bunting. Because in the National League, you have to know how to bunt," Williams said. "If you don't know how to bunt, you'll probably be out of the game by the sixth inning. It teaches you to do the things it takes to win."

The right-hander will not only try to do it with his bat on Tuesday, but also with his arm, as the Angels go for their 11th straight road win.

Williams took the loss in his last outing against the Mariners on Wednesday, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Meanwhile, Aaron Harang will be on the hill for Los Angeles, looking for his third straight win.

Getting the victory on Thursday against the Phillies, Harang became the 35th active pitcher with at least 100 wins.

He allowed three runs on three hits in the third inning, but settled down after that, allowing no other runs. Harang gave up three runs on eight hits in six innings to improve to 5-3 on the season with a 3.95 ERA.

"He came in pretty fired up and went back out there refocused and gave us some good innings," Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor said after the game. "It was a good outing by him."

Angels: Trout, Hunter share weekly honor
Angels outfielders Mike Trout and Torii Hunter earned American League co-Players of the Week honors on Monday.

Becoming that spark at the top of the order, Trout hit .520 (13-for-25) with four RBIs, 10 runs scored and four stolen bases in six games last week.

Hunter hit .500 (11-for-22) with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored in five games last week. It marked Hunter's third career Player of the Week honor.

Trout and Hunter are the first teammates to share the weekly distinction since outfielder Josh Hamilton and pitcher Colby Lewis of the Rangers did so on June 14, 2010.

Dodgers: Uribe reinstated; Castellanos optioned
The Dodgers activated infielder Juan Uribe from the disabled list on Monday and optioned Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque. However, manager Don Mattingly opted to keep Uribe out of the starting lineup for the series opener against the Angels.

Uribe did pinch-hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and was hit by a pitch. He played three straight rehab games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga before returning, going 3-for-10 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs.

"One more day is going to be the best thing for us," said Mattingly.

Worth noting
• The Angels have a Major League-best 67-30 record in Interleague Play since 2007, followed by the Detroit Tigers at 59-37 and the Boston Red Sox at 59-38.

• Despite dropping five straight games at home, the Dodgers have the the best home record in the Majors at 21-10. Comments