KEY MOMENT: The score was tied, 2-2, in the fifth inning when Mike Trout, after fouling off three 1-and-2 pitches and taking a ball from right-hander Josh Tomlin, poked an opposite-field, three-run home run off the top of the right-field wall to cap a four-run inning and give the Angels a 5-2 lead. AT THE PLATE: Trout was the star — he also doubled in the first inning and hit a home run in the seventh — but he had plenty of help. Leadoff man Kole Calhoun tied a career high with four hits — three singles and a home run — scored three runs and drove in two. Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a home run in the sixth and a run-scoring double in the ninth. ON THE MOUND: An 11-minute rain delay in the middle of the ninth denied Matt Shoemaker a chance to throw his first complete game, but that hardly put a damper on the evening for the right-hander, who threw a career-high eight innings, giving up two runs and five hits, striking out a career-high 10 and walking one in his eighth big league start.
Angels topple the Indians, 9-3
Los Angeles Times | Jun 18