Angels win battle of rallies vs. Cards

MIKE TROUT has good reason to smile; he’s on a hitting tear that raised hit batting average of .307. He had two singles in the Angels’ 6-4 win over the Cardinals on Sunday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

Sometimes a baseball game is a lot like a basketball contest: all the action is in the last part of the event.

The Los Angeles Angels snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday with a 6-4 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis, but had to withstand a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth to get the win.

But the Cardinals had to try to overcome a four-run rally by the Halos in their half of the inning.

The win put the Orange County team at 39-40 and still in fourth place in the American League West, 10 games out of first and two out of third place.

Taking a 2-0 lead into the ninth, the Angels pushed across four runs against Cardinal reliever John Gant to built a 6-2 lead. Jake Jewell didn’t do much better for the Halos, giving up three runs in his two-thirds of an inning.

Tyler Skaggs (7-6) got the win. He worked five innings and gave up no runs on four hits. He struck out three Cards and walked none.

The Angels hammered out 15 hits, with six hitters getting two. Mike Trout continued his hot hitting. He had two singles and raised his average to .307.

Monday will be a travel day for the Angels, who will start a series in Anaheim hosting the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

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