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Trout, Beckham help Angels beat Marlins

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday.

Gordan Beckham also homered among his two hits, drove in two and scored twice for the AL West leaders. Los Angeles holds a one-game lead over Oakland with a pivotal four-game series starting between the two clubs in Anaheim on Thursday.

Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton each knocked in a run for the Angels, who have won three of four.

Hector Santiago (4-7) grabbed the win after going 5 2/3 innings and allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six.

Henderson Alvarez (10-6) took the loss, yielding five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Miami has dropped five of its last seven.

08/28 01:08:24 ET