Major League Baseball

Dodgers rock, Halos get rolled

MIKE TROUT homered for the Angels’ only run in a 11-1 loss Tuesday night  (Erik Droust/Flickr photo).

By David Arthur/Orange County Tribune

Mike Trout hit his 25th home run of the season Tuesday night, but he’s the only Los Angeles Angel going very far this year. The Halos absorbed an embarrassing 11-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays to post their fourth consecutive defeat, and sixth in seven games.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, on the other hand, continued to flex their muscles as the best team in Major League Baseball, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 at home. As for the Blue Crew, it was their fourth win in five games and a MLB-leading 85th triumph.

In Florida, the game was close through six innings, with the Rays nursing a 2-1 lead. But they broke through with six runs in the seventh and two runs in the eighth to turn the game into a rout.

The increasingly notorious bullpen was tagged for six hits (including a home run), four walks and eight runs.

The Dodgers started fast, building a 9-0 lead after four innings. Freddie Freeman led the attack with three hits and four RBIs. Trayce Thompson kept pace with four runs batted in, including a three-run home run in the second.

All that support made the night a breeze for Tony Gonsolin (16-1), who worked five brisk innings, giving up three hits and one run. He struck out three and walked two.


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