Mark Trumbo hit his career-high 30th homer, Ervin Santana pitched 6 1-3 solid innings and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Mike Trout had two hits, giving him 139 in the first 100 games of his rookie season, the most since 1964 when Tony Oliva had 144 for Minnesota. But his streak of 30 successful stolen base attempts ended in the eighth when Jarrod Saltalamacchia threw him out at second base on a pitchout.
The Angels began the day four games behind Baltimore for the second wild-card berth in the AL. After three games in Boston, they have three in Detroit, which started play one spot ahead of them in the wild-card race, 1 1/2 games behind the Orioles.
Los Angeles' playoff hopes took a beating when it ended a 10-game homestand by being swept in four games by the Tampa Bay Rays, who lead the wild-card race. But Santana's performance was a rare strong outing for the Angels' starters, who entered the gam...