Los Angeles Angels break records with massive 25-1 win over Colorado Rockies


DENVER (AP) — Mike Trout, Brandon Drury and Matt Thaiss hit home runs in back-to-back throws Open a third inning with 13 runs and Mickey Moniak capped the win with a two-run home run in the Los Angeles Angels’ record-breaking 25-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

The Angels set franchise marks for runs and hits (28) in a game and set team records for runs and homers with their huge third inning.

David Fletcher hit a three-run home run to cap an eight-run fourth run, while the Angels combined 21 runs with 17 hits and 27 batters in the third and fourth innings. Fletcher had three hits and five RBIs in his first game since his recall from Salt Lake City.

Hunter Renfroe and Mickey Moniak each had five hits and four RBIs for the Angels, who ended a three-game loss in grand style.

Drury had three hits and four RBIs, and Trout had three hits and one RBI. Both were substituted in the fifth round, the game was well under control. Each Angels starter had a hit, an RBI, and a run.

Surprisingly absent from the offensive breakout was Major League Homer leader Shohei Ohtani, who hit an RBI single in seven at-bats.

Griffin Canning (6-2) allowed four hits in six scoreless innings while hitting seven with a walk. He has won his last four decisions.

Trout, Drury and Thaiss hit Chase Anderson (0-2) on consecutive home runs in the third set.

It was the second time Anderson gave up home runs in three consecutive pitches. It happened while he was with Toronto on Sept. 17, 2020, when the Yankees’ Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit took a deep stab at him.

Ohtani’s RBI single knocked out Anderson with two outs in the third inning. Drury followed with a two-run single against Matt Carasiti before Renfroe hit a three-run triple and newfound Eduardo Escobar hit a single run ahead of Moniak’s home run.

The innings third with 13 runs set a Rockies record for runs abandoned in an inning.

Brenton Doyle scored for Colorado in the eighth round.


Escobar started at third base after being acquired in a trade with the New York Mets Friday night. Meanwhile, Renfroe started at first base for the second time in his career (and made his fourth appearance) and Fletcher started at shortstop after being called off on Saturday.

The Angels also selected 1B Jared Walsh and IF Michael Stefanic to Salt Lake City. Since joining the team on May 20, Walsh has hit .119 from a home run in 28 games.


Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon (bruised left wrist) played catch for the first time on Saturday but still needs batting practice. There is no timetable for his return. … LHP Matt Moore (right oblique trunk) threw a 15-pitch simulation play and will be evaluated Sunday.

Rockies: OF Kris Bryant (bruise on left heel) completed batting drills and did running and field drills. “As much as I’d like to give you a schedule, I just can’t,” manager Bud Black said. … 1B CJ Cron (back spasms) had a single and sacrifice fly and was hit by a pitch in three plate appearances as the DH in an Arizona Complex League game on Saturday. The Rockies have not yet decided whether a rehab operation will be necessary.


The Angels LHP Tyler Anderson (4-1, 5.64 ERA) will face Colorado LHP Austin Gomber (4-7, 7.25) in the rubber game of the three-game series.


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