Halo home opener was a bit homely

MIKE TROUT homered, singled and threw a runner out at home in the Angels’ 11-4 home opener loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday (Angels photo).

Home, sweet home wasn’t so delicious for the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, as they lost their 2019 home opener 11-4 to the Texas Rangers.

That sour taste took over early as the visitors from the Lone Star State roughed up Angel starter Matt Harvey for five runs in the first inning, eight overall in a four-inning  stint. He yielded 10 hits and two homers while walking two and striking out five.

The bright spots for the Halos were David Fletcher, with two hits and – of course – Mike Trout. The perennial MVP candidate had two hits, including a home run, and threw a runner out at home plate.

We can’t forget Kole Calhoun, who also went deep for the Angels, in an otherwise forgettable game that saw the Angels fall to 1-6, 5.5 games back in the American League West.

“Everything was up,” Harvey said of his pitching. “Not a good first one of the year, but I’ll be mad for the next 24 hours and get back to work tomorrow.”

Felix Pena (0-1) will get the start on Friday for the Orange County team as it tries to stop a five-game skid.

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