The Los Angeles Angels are said to have the best offense in Major League Baseball, but that wasn’t on display Tuesday night in Fenway Park.
Against the Boston Red Sox (10-14) the Halos suffered a 4-0 loss, their second shutout loss in a row. The defeat dropped the Angels’ record to 15-10, still in first place in the American League West.
Starter Noah Syndergaard (2-1) pitched well for the Orange County team, working seven innings and giving up eight hits and three runs, but did give up one home run. He struck out three batters and walked one.
The Angels could only put together three hits, one each by Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Max Stassi.
Five Bosox pitchers blanked the Anaheim team and walked only three batters while striking out five. The win went to starter Michael Wacha (3-0), who worked 5.2 innings.
On Wednesday the two teams will meet again at 4:10 p.m. Reit Detmers (1-1) will make the start for the Halos against Garrett Whitlock (1-1).
Dodgers beat the Giants, 3-1
Chris Taylor drove in two runs with a single to right-center field in the second inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers all they would need in their 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night.
Julio Urias (2-1) pitched six innings, giving up four hits and no runs. He struck out four batters and walked none. The Dodgers faced a threat in the top of the ninth when the Giants had two runners on base, but couldn’t score.
With the win, the Blue Crew (15-7) remained atop the National League West, a half-game ahead of the San Diego Padres (15-8). The Giants (14-9) fell into third place, 1.5 games back.
The Giants and Dodgers will play again on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.
Prep CIF-SS playoff results
Here are results from Tuesday’s CIF-SS playoff action involving local teams.
- Magnolia 16, Miller 4
Wild card round
- Garden Grove 14, West Valley 2
- Valley Christian/Cerritos 10, Orange 8
- Foothill 16, Edison 10.