Mike Trout’s ninth inning home run was too little too late as the Los Angeles Angels lost 2-1 to the Houston Astros Thursday night. The loss was the team’s sixth defeat on a seven-game road trip and their eight loss in 10 games.
Matt Shoemaker gave the Angels another strong starting pitching performance, working seven innings and giving up just three hits and two runs – both on homers.
The Angels had six hits but couldn’t string them together and were shut out until Trout’s fourth home run of the season.
Next up for the Halos (7-10, tied for third in the AL West) will be a return to Anaheim to begin a series with the Toronto Blue Jays (3-12). Making the start for the home team will be Alex Meyer.
OILERS HAMMER SHARKS WITH HOMERS
Huntington Beach High’s baseball team slammed five home runs as it defeated Santiago High of Corona 11-9 Thursday in a semi-final game of the Boras Classic at Mater Dei High. The Oilers will face Mira Costa in the tournament final Friday at JSerra High.
HBHS (18-3) took a seven-run lead into the seventh and withstood a five-run rally by the Sharks to advance to the championship game.
Here are baseball and softball scores for high schools serving the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.
- Huntington Beach 11, Santiago/Corona 9
- Pacifica 4, Cypress 3
Garden Grove League
- Garden Grove 4, Los Amigos 3
- Rancho Alamitos 11, Bolsa Grande 3
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