Jill Painter Lopez | AP
ANAHEIM, California – Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani all got married for the first time in the same match, and the Los Angeles Angels expelled Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night.
Pujols passed Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on the career ladder with his 631st home run. Trout connected twice and drove in four runs. Ohtani added a two-round shot projected to 446 feet.
Tyler Skaggs (8-6) provided nine strikeouts in six overpowering innings for Los Angeles. 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.
Pujols hit a solo homer to the left field in the second, his 17th of the season. The 38-year-old thug even swallowed third place in the fourth for his first stolen base this year.
Skaggs retired the first 10 battles he faced, seven by strike. He allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits.
James Shields (4-12) had another difficult outing for Chicago and gave up 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 strokes and three walks in four innings.
Kole Calhoun doubled in fifth for the revealing 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 third time. The two-way rookie star from Japan started his ninth home run.
Matt Davidson had a solo homer in ninth for the White Sox.
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 inning victory in Seattle on his last start. 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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