Eight is enough. Especially if it’s eight straight defeats.
The Los Angeles Angels definitely had enough on Saturday, snapping that losing streak with a 13-4 bombing of the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.
Following a 16-4 smackdown on Friday, the embarrassed Halos bounced back with an 11-hit attack, punctuated by a seven-inning seventh inning.
In addition to the overall Angel offensive outburst, a highlight was Mike Trout’s sixth inning home run, his first four-bagger at Fenway. It was his 39th dinger of the season, tied for the best in the major leagues. It cleared the famous Green Monster wall in left field.
“I didn’t think about it,” Trout said. “I think I got reminded of it every time I’ve come here.” He ended up the game with three RBIs.
Other Angels carrying big bats were Kole Calhoun (two hits, three runs scored), Shohei Ohtani (two hits, two RBIs), Justin Upton (home run and four RBIs) and David Fletcher (two hits).
“We went through a rough stretch,” Trout said. “It was good to see the offense click on all cylinders and get a W.”
Despite the one-sided outcome, the Angels ended up using six pitchers, with the win going to Tyler Cole (2-3), who worked 1.2 innings and gave up one hit while striking out two Red Sox.
The Angels will again face the Red Sox on Sunday with Patrick Sandoval making the start for the Halos in a 4:10 p.m. (Pacific time) game.