Mike Trout homered on his birthday for the third time in his career, and Chris Iannetta delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
The Astros increased their lead over the Angels to a season-best six games.
“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.”
The catch against the Mets are among Yasiel Puig’s top 5 plays of the first half of the 2014 season.
Chris Capuano led 1-0 before he allowed a one-out single to B.J. Upton in the eighth
Mark Trumbo homered leading the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday for their second straight series sweep of the Tigers.
Albert Pujols didn’t have to wait nearly as long for his first home run this year. He had to wait awhile for another chance to swing the bat, though.
Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both hit career homer No. 100 on Friday night, just about an hour apart and in different leagues.
Albert Pujols circled the bases without showing much emotion after hitting his long-awaited first home run for the Los Angeles Angels – same as he did 445 times with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Matt Kemp set a franchise record for home runs through 15 games with his ninth of the season to back up a solid outing by Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers got a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Mike Pelfrey pitched his first complete game in nearly three years, Carlos Beltran hit a mammoth home run (estimated at 460 feet) and the New York Mets handed Dan Haren a rare beating Saturday night in a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.