At this point, it's likely that the Los Angeles Angels wish they could just go ahead and move into Coors Field. On Saturday afternoon, they once again cruised to an easy win over the hometown Colorado Rockies, ensuring a series victory with the 11-5 romp. The Rockies hit five home runs in the game, but none of those homers came with men on base.
The Angels put up two runs in the top of the first inning, thanks to an Albert Pujols sacrifice fly and Torii Hunter coming home on a wild pitch as Mark Trumbo struck out swinging. Marco Scutaro hit a home run in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 2-1, but the Angels answered right in the top of the second. Mike Trout hit a two-run single and Pujols followed up with an RBI single of his own to make it 5-1 Los Angeles.
Tyler Colvin hit a solo shot for the Rockies in the bottom of the second, but the Halos got that run right back in the top of the third with an Erick Aybar groundout that resulted in an RBI. Trumbo added another RBI groundout in the top of the fourth and Howie Kendrick had an RBI single to make it 8-2 Angels.
Carlos Gonzalez hit another solo home run for Colorado in the bottom of the fifth. Pujols answered back with a two-run homer in the top of the sixth, his ninth of the year. Chris Nelson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth and Colvin hit his second solo homer of the game in the seventh.
Trumbo added another RBI groundout in the top of the eighth to wrap up the scoring in the game.
Dan Haren picked up his fourth win of the year with 5.1 innings of work. He gave up four runs on 10 hits and one walk. Trout, Hunter, Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo all had three hits in the game.
The Halos will go for the clean sweep on Sunday.
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