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Aybar's patience brings relief

Updated: April 6, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Never mind that the Los Angeles Angels didn't break the tie until the fifth inning, or that they didn't salt the game away until the eighth.

Erick Aybar gave the Angels their first taste of offensive chemistry in the first 10 meaningful pitches they saw in 2010.

Scott Baker probably will have a hard time trusting his scouting reports after what happened in that first at-bat of the Angels' 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday: a 10-pitch walk.

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