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(Tuesday, June 19th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 12, San Francisco 5
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo had three hits, five RBI and two runs scored as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pounded the San Francisco Giants, 12-5, in the second test of a three-game interleague series.
Albert Pujols added a three-run homer and knocked in four, while Mike Trout tied a career-high with four hits and four runs scored for the Angels, who won for the fourth time in six games.
C.J. Wilson (8-4) allowed five runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory.
"It was one of those nights. Giving up 10 hits is embarrassing to me. They didn't make it easy on us," said Wilson. "I was upset that I couldn't go further into the game, but credit our offense. They put up runs. Any time our offense is hitting, it's good for the team."
Barry Zito (5-5) gave up eight runs on nine hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss for San Francisco, which has dropped four of its last six.
"Barry attacked the zone, but he got too much of the zone," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said about Zito. "He made too many mistakes. He didn't have his good location tonight."
Melky Cabrera had three hits and an RBI in defeat.
The Angels jumped all over Zito in the first inning to take control of the game.
Trout opened the game with a double and moved to third on Torii Hunter's base hit before Pujols hammered a ball over the left-center field wall for his 11th home run of the season.
After a single by Trumbo and a pair of walks by Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar loaded the bases with one out, Peter Bourjos lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Trumbo for a quick 4-0 lead.
San Francisco answered with a run in the second inning when Angel Pagan reached base on Alberto Callaspo's throwing error and came home on a single by Pablo Sandoval, but the Angels got the run back in the bottom of the frame on Pujols' RBI single following a leadoff double by Trout.
The Angels managed to load the bases with one out against Zito again in fourth inning before George Kontos was summoned from the bullpen and gave up a bases- clearing triple off the wall in center field by Trumbo.
Kendrick's sacrifice fly to right to brought home Trumbo for a 9-1 lead.
San Francisco would not go away, though, as a Ryan Theriot sacrifice fly and a run-scoring groundout by Cabrera in the fifth inning closed the gap.
Wilson was pulled in favor of LaTroy Hawkins with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning. Hawkins allowed an RBI single by Buster Posey and a grounder to first by Pagan that Pujols snagged with a diving stop to score Theriot and bring the Giants within 9-5.
San Francisco had a chance to cut further into its deficit in the eighth inning, but stranded runners on second and third.
The Angels then pulled away for good in the bottom of the inning with an RBI base hit by Hunter and a two-run single by Trumbo to make it a 12-5 game.
David Carpenter tossed a perfect ninth to seal the win.
Wilson has won his last four decisions...Zito fell to 12-11 in 30 career games against the Angels...Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 to extend his career-best hit streak to eight games...San Francisco was 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. The Angels went 6- for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.
06/20 02:23:45 ET
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