Mike Trout hit his 45th home run of the season, a clout that traveled an estimated 455 feet and kept him tied for the major league lead, but his Los Angeles Angels continued to lose, falling 10-6 to the Oakland A’s on the road.
The defeat was the team’s 11th in 13 games and the Angel record dropped to a season-worst 11 games below .500. The Angels are at 65-76 and remain in fourth place in the American League West.
As has happened frequently in recent games, the Halos stayed close in the early part of the game, but suffered a late collapse. They led 6-1 after six and a half innings, but gave up seven runs in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the eighth.
Ty Buttrey (6-7) faced four batters and retired none of them. He walked three batters and yielded one hit and four earned runs.
At bat the Angels got 11 hits, including two by Trout and Justin Upton, who drove in three runs.
The Halos will try to bend the trend on Friday when they travel to the Windy City to take on the White Sox. Dillon Peters (3-2) is scheduled to make the start for the Orange County team.
Panthers fall in double overtime
Fans of football action got their money’s worth Thursday night when Yorba Linda High hosted Orange.
The Mustangs prevailed 34-27 in double overtime. Yorba is now 2-0, while the Panthers go to 1-1.
Here are the scores for Thursday night football games for teams serving Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. Results will be posted as they become available.
- Yorba Linda 34, Orange 27 (2 OT).
- Santiago 43, Century 21.
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