The Los Angeles Angels were surprised in recent games by the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians, but they finally broke out the big bats that had been slumbering. On Tuesday, the Halos picked up a 9-6 win over the Indians at the Big A to snap a three-game losing streak.
The bottom of the first inning was where the Angels turned in the first half of their damage. RBI singles from Torii Hunter, Kendrys Morales, Mark Trumbo and Chris Iannetta quickly made it 4-0 Halos.
Michael Brantley homered in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 4-2, but home runs in the bottom of the inning from Erick Aybar and Albert Pujols gave the Halos another quartet of runs to make it 8-2. Pujols doubled home Hunter in the sixth to give the Angels a big insurance run.
Ezequiel Carrera and Jason Kipnis each picked up an RBI in the seventh inning to make it 9-4 and Casey Kotchman hit his 11th home run in the top of the eighth to make it 9-6, proving the Indians would not go quietly. Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the game and seal the Los Angeles victory. Zack Greinke picked up his first win as a member of the Angels.
The Angels will now go for the series win on Wednesday.
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