ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Vernon Wells made a rare start for the Angels on Saturday night, but his offensive output was so impressive it earned him a second consecutive start on Sunday.
Wells made only his fifth start since coming off the disabled list on July 27 but was 3 for 3, including his first home run in almost three months, in a 7-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. As a result, manager Mike Scioscia put him back in the lineup in left field and moved Mark Trumbo to first base. Albert Pujols started at designated hitter.
"That was the most comfortable we've seen him in the box since he put on an Angel uniform," Scioscia said of Wells. "Hopefully, it's something he can build on."
Wells has had few positive moments since he was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays before the 2011 season. He had 25 home runs last season but hit .218 with 66 RBIs. This season, he was batting .244 with six homers when he suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb and was forced onto the 60-day disabled li...