Albert Pujols hit his 537th home run Thursday night to move ahead of Mickey Mantle into 16th place on the all-time list and complete the scoring for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jered Weaver (4-5) exited after his final pitch, an 82 mph fastball, was put into the seats by Stephen Drew for a solo shot with two outs in the sixth for a 7-1 lead.
Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.
All of the homers came off Shane Greene (4-4), who had given up only three in his first 59 innings this season combined.
Chris Iannetta hit his fourth career grand slam, Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over six innings for the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-2 rout over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
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.