Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered in the Angels’ nine-run fifth inning, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Mike Wright took a three-hitter into the eighth inning of his major league debut, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the Los Angeles Angels’ five-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory Sunday.
Jared Weaver allowed one run and three hits while pitching into the eighth inning, leading the Angels past the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1, on Friday night.
Matt Joyce drove in three runs and had a two-run double in the eighth for the Angels, who have won five of seven.
Trout hit his ninth homer of the season in the fifth, sending it far beyond the fence in center field.
Weaver finished in style, retiring the heart of Houston’s order in the ninth.
The Angels announced the deal Friday.
The Astros increased their lead over the Angels to a season-best six games.
Johnny Giavotella has quickly found a home with the Los Angeles Angels — and shown a flair for the dramatic on more than one occasion.
If there’s an Angels game, it’s likely there’s also another world record attempt happening as well.
Trout hit his fifth home run with two outs in the third then doubled in two with the bases loaded in the seventh to help the Angels pull away and end a two-game losing skid.
“We had Joe Smith on the mound, and that’s our go-to guy,” Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun said. “He gave up one today, but that’s the way the game rolls sometimes.”
Josh Hamilton may never wear an Angels uniform again after reports say that the team expects to part ways when he’s healthy.
Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Robbie Grossman and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Saturday night.
Robinson Chirinos had a career-high five RBIs with a home run and double, backing Nick Martinez and leading the Texas Rangers over the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 Tuesday night.