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SEATTLE For the first seven weeks of the season, it seemed like the panic button was the only right button to push on the Angels jerseys. Things have turned around this week, though. Angels jerseys manager Mike Scioscia’s decision to go to his bench early, sending up Alberto Callapso to pinch hit in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and the Angels jerseys down a run, turned out to be the right button to push. Callaspo’s pinch hit grand slam off Seattle Mariners jerseys ace sent the Angels jerseys to their fifth consecutive victory, 5 3 Saturday. The triumph was also the Angels jerseys’ eighth in their past 12 games, moved them two games from .500 (23 25) for the first time since April 16 and into second place in the American League West for the first time since the fifth day of the season. “Any time you get on a roll and start playing closer to your capabilities, you’re going to feel better about what’s going on. Guys are going to gain some confidence,” Scioscia said. “We’re getting some small victories with some offensive continuity with some guys getting big hits. Our starting pitching has been terrific and our bullpen has really come around. “It’s been fun to get on a roll.” Fun and big hits have both been hard to come by. But ’ revival has lifted the largest cloud following the team. He was 2 for 5 with a home run and a double. He has home runs in three consecutive games and six in a 43 at bat burst after hitting just one in his first 147 at bats. Since bottoming out with a .190 batting average May 8, Pujols is batting .304 (21 for 69) with hits in 15 of his past 17 games and 21 RBIs in his past 20 games. And Callaspo has been supplying the big hits lately. He had a two run double in the 11th inning Wednesday in Oakland that gave the Angels jerseys a victory, then worked a key walk in their ninth inning rally Friday night, fighting back from a 1 and 2 count with the tying run on base. Saturday, Scioscia sent him up against Hernandez in the sixth inning after rookie had struck out with the bases loaded. “There were some shadows and it was getting tough to see against him (Hernandez),” Scioscia said of using one of the few bullets on his limited bench so early in the game. “It was a chance to tie the game there.” Callaspo did more than that. He turned on an 0 and 1 fastball in on his hands and hit it high in the air to right field, carrying into the stands for the Angels jerseys’ first authentic jerseys wholesale pinch hit grand slam since Shane Halter did it against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays jerseys on May 8, 2004. It was only the sixth pinch hit grand slam in franchise history. “I don’t know how I hit that ball that hard,” Callaspo said. “I was just trying to do my job. I didn’t know I was going to get a grand slam but I did. I was just trying to get a sacrifice fly. “He (Hernandez) is really good. I just got lucky.” Hernandez is really good against most teams not so much against the Angels jerseys. He is 6 10 in his career against the Angels jerseys, one of only two teams he has faced more than once against whom he has a losing record (he is 3 4 against the Chicago White Sox jerseys). Once they got the lead against Hernandez, the Angels jerseys protected it with the three headed closer that has become a key part of their rebirth. Jordan Walden, Scott Downs and Ernesto Frieri combined for three scoreless innings in relief of starter Jerome Williams. Frieri handed the final leg of the relief relay, getting his second save while running his totals as an Angel to 22 strikeouts and no hits allowed in 10 innings. Overall, the Angels jerseys’ bullpen has a 0.72 ERA (three earned runs in 34 1/3 innings) over the past 12 games.