Seven in the eighth leads to 10-4 win

ALBERT PUJOLS hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to cap a seven-run rally as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Red Sox 10-4 in Anaheim on Saturday (Angels photo).

A seven run rally in the eighth inning gave the Los Angeles Angels a 10-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in Anaheim.

Trailing 4-3 going into the eighth, the Halos’ offense erupted. Andrelton Simmons singled in Justin Upton to tie the score, and then David Fletcher doubled home Kole Calhoun to make it 5-4 Angels.

Brian Goodwin’s single brought in Simmons and Fletcher, and Albert Pujols capped it all with a home run that plated Mike Trout and Goodwin.

The win put the Angels’ record at 65-72, still fourth in the American League West.

Against Boston on Saturday the Halos rapped out 13 hits, with five players getting two each.

Trout became the youngest player to join the 200-homer, 200-stolen base club when he swiped second base in the second inning, giving him 11 for the year.

Saturday’s win went to Luis Garcia (2-1), who worked one hitless inning, although he walked two batters.

The series with the Bosox continues today (Sunday) with Andrew Heaney (3-3) makes the start for the Angels.

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