Major League Baseball

Trout helps slam Bosox 7-3

MIKE TROUT hit his 12th home run of the season Wednesday as the Angels beat the Red Sox 7-3 (Angels photo).

Mike Trout made history and the Los Angeles Angels swept a three-game series from the Boston Red Sox with a 7-3 win in Anaheim on Wednesday.

Trout’s home run – one of three by the Halos – was his 362rd four-bagger, pushing him ahead of Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list. It was also his 12th of the season.

The win was the Angels’ sixth in seven games and improves their record to 28-23, still in third place and four games back in the American League West.

Home runs were also hit by Zach Neto (his third) and Shohei Ohtani (12th). Neto was 3-for-3 with three runs batted in.

Tyler Anderson (2-0) pitched six innings, giving up five hits and one earned run. He struck out three and walked two batters.

The Halos have Thursday off and open a three-game series at home on Friday against the Miami Marlins (25-25). Reid Detmers will get the start for the Orange County team.

Braves salvage a win over Dodgers

In the final game of an epic series between the two best teams in the National League, the Atlanta Braves avoided a sweep by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Wednesday night in Georgia.

With the win, the Braves are 30-19 and the Blue Crew 31-20, both still leading their respective Eastern and Western divisions.

A sacrifice fly in the ninth inning by Ozzie Albies brought in Austin Riley from third with the winning run.

The Dodgers outhit the Braves 12-5, but couldn’t translate that into more runs. They were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Mookie Betts hit his 11th home run of the season in the fifth for LAD. The Dodgers have Thursday off and travel to Tampa Bay to start a three-game series against the Rays, who have Major League Baseball’s best record at 38-15.

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