ANAHEIM, California (AP) – With their three biggest stars, the Los Angeles Angels light up a whole show.
Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani got married for the first time in the same match, and the Angels raced to an 11-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Pujols passed Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on the career ladder with his 631st homerun. Trout connected twice and drove in four runs. Ohtani launched a two-shot shot projected to 446 feet.
Tyler Skaggs (8-6) had a career high with nine strikeouts in six overpowering innings. He sniffed his first five thugs – the previous Angel Krug to accomplish that was Jim Abbott in Oakland in September 1995.
Trout had another big day with his 13th career multi-homer game. He made a solo shot in the first inning and a three-run drive in the sixth to give him 28 homers this season. The two-time MVP went 3-for-4 and scored three runs.
Trout has run 93 times, most in club history through 103 games. He got unlucky to meet Wednesday and also reached the base when he was elbowed.
"I'm always ready, I'm not going up and I think they'll go," Trout said. "I have to have the pitch of, I'll have a pitch to beat, and take the walks when they come."
Pujols hit a solo homer on the left field in the second, his 17th of the season. The 38-year-old thug has even stolen third place in the fourth inning for his first stolen base this year.
"It's crazy, it seems like every hit is a homer, it's double, and it happens to someone," Trout said. "He probably also happened to someone on this stolen base, he wears this cape from time to time, it's pretty cool, it's fun to play and have fun."
Skaggs pulled back the first 10 blows faced, seven by strikeout. He allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits.
The Angels had lost five of their previous six games, but Skaggs got early run support and then his teammates broke the game.
"It makes baseball a lot more fun, it feels like you're batting well, it's a good time to be an angel when that happens."
James Shields (4-12) Another difficult trip to Chicago and gave up on three home runs. He hit six in the first two innings, but also allowed two solo homers during that stretch. He allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings.
"Shieldsy was really, really good for us, despite his record, believe it or not," said White Sox manager Rick Renteria. "This guy gives us really good trips, today they caught him early, he probably was about to get out of the traffic jam and he could not, their guy did a good job of keeping us in check."
Kole Calhoun doubled fifth for the go-ahead RBI as the Angels broke through with a four-run rally. They added five runs in the sixth.
Ohtani beat this third season for the second time this season. The Japan-born two-way rookie star hit his ninth home run ahead of Trout.
"It was much better than I thought," Ohtani said of a translator. "I could see the ball really well."
Matt Davidson had a solo homer in the ninth for White Sox, who won the first two games of the four-game series.
After all the homeruns, Skaggs had a funny reaction with wide-open eyes on the shelter, completing the look of the "Raft "Dance suit.  "I saw it on Twitter, I like to show my feelings, but maybe not," he said. "I was pretty excited."
The former Angel Hector Santiago was back in Anaheim, only this time he came from the Bullpen to Chicago. Santiago, who started for the Angels and moved to Minnesota in 2016, retired in the eighth inning.
Angels: RHP Garrett Richards had Tommy John operated on Tuesday. The first signs indicate that things went well, according to manager Mike Scioscia.
White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (4-5, 4.95 ERA) scored a career-high 8 1/3 innings in his last start, a Seattle victory. He took a no-hitter in the sixth.
Angels: RHP's Nick Tropeano (3-5, 4.58) makes his second start since spending time on the disabled list with shoulder infection. He is looking for his first victory at Angel Stadium since 2016.
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