The Los Angeles Angels are – as Gene Autry might put it – back in the saddle again. Or, at least, they are back at .500. Tuesday’s 11-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers (8-4) in Anaheim was their fifth win in a row, and squared the team’s record at 6-6 after starting 1-6. The team is now in third place in the American League West, 4.5 games back of the Seattle Mariners (11-2).
One not-so-bright sign was a groin injury to Mike Trout, but Tommy LaStella took over home run-hitting for the Halos, slamming in a couple. The home team scored six runs in the first inning, signaling a slugfest in which the teams combined with 19 runs and 22 hits.
Yasmani Grandal homered twice for the Brewers (8-4).
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday.
Scoreboards worked double time
The hitters were having a field day as four prep teams reached the 20-run mark on Tuesday. Santiago High excelled both in baseball and softball, as the Cavaliers scored 32 and 20 runs.
In a lower scoring contest, Pacifica solidified its grip on first place in the Empire League softball race as the M’s blanked the Fighting Irish 4-0. The Mariners are 9-3-1 overall and 4-0 in EL play.
Here are Tuesday results for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Stanton-Westminster area.
- Westminster 3, Western 2
- Santiago 32, La Quinta 0
- Loara 21, Los Amigos 4
- Ocean View 8, Garden Grove 3
- Rancho Alamitos 8, Bolsa Grande 0.
- Santiago 20, Los Amigos 0
- Pacifica 4, Kennedy 0
- Loara 12, Rancho Alamitos 5
- Orangewood Academy 23, Samueli Academy 9.