It would have been nice to bank some of the surplus of runs the Los Angeles Angels scored in their 11-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night in Anaheim. But a win is a win.
Mike Trout hit two home runs – his 27th and 28th – and the Halos also got four-baggers from Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani in the victory. Ohtani wowed the crowd with a 446-foot blast in the sixth inning.
The one-sided triumph improved the team’s record to 51-52, still fourth in the American League West.
Overall, the Angels outhit the White Sox (36-65) 14-6 in the win.
Tyler Skaggs (8-6) pitched an effective game for the Orange County team, working six innings and giving up just four hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked none.
The series with the Chisox concludes Thursday (today) with Nick Tropeano (3-5) making the start for the home team. After that’s the Seattle Mariners will be in town for three.