Most teams flourish when playing at home but hope to at-least break even on the road. The Los Angeles Angels are having trouble in either venue as they continue to slide into the final month of a disappointing season.
With Monday’s 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians at the Big A, the Halos are 35-35 in Orange County and 32-43 away, for a total overall record of 67-78, tied for the worst won-lost ratio of the season.
As has been typical in recent weeks, the Angels got some home runs – one each by Albert Pujols (his 22nd of the season) and one by rookie Jared Walsh – but not much else.
Patrick Sandoval (0-3) had a forgettable start, lasting 3.1 innings and giving up five hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out four.
The Angels will face the Indians again on Tuesday with Jose Suarez (2-5) starting for the home team.