Ari­zona 7, An­gels 3

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - —Mike DiGiovanna

KEY MO­MENT: The An­gels used a Kyle Ku­b­itza sin­gle, a Di­a­mond­backs er­ror, a walk, a wild pitch and Mike Trout’s two-run dou­ble off Ad­di­son Reed to score three runs and pull to within 5-3 in the eighth. Al­bert Pu­jols, who has 10 homers in 17 games, stepped to the plate as the ty­ing run, but his drive to the wall in cen­ter was caught by A.J. Pol­lock to end the in­ning.

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels didn’t get their first hit off left-han­der Rob­bie Ray un­til Daniel Robert­son’s two-out sin­gle to right in the sixth. Erick Ay­bar fol­lowed with a shot to left to snap an 0-for-19 skid but was thrown out by Cliff Pen­ning­ton try­ing to stretch the sin­gle into a dou­ble. Ari­zona added two runs off Fer­nando Salas in the ninth when Chris Owings dou­bled, Nick Ahmed sin­gled, Pen­ning­ton bunted for an RBI sin­gle, Ahmed tak­ing third on Pu­jols’ er­ror, and Pol­lock hit a sac­ri­fice fly.

ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver walked two in front of Di­a­mond­backs slug­ger Paul Gold­schmidt in the third. Big mis­take. The first base­man crushed a three-run homer to cen­ter for a 3-0 lead, giv­ing him 18 homers and 53 RBIs on the sea­son. Weaver, who al­lowed four earned runs and eight hits in seven in­nings, also gave up a solo homer to Yas­many To­mas in the sixth, the Amer­i­can League-lead­ing 16th homer he has al­lowed this sea­son, putting him on pace to sur­pass the 27 homers he gave up in 2014. Ray, who al­lowed two hits in seven in­nings, be­came the third Ari­zona starter in four games to take a no-hitter into the sixth.

DERBY DAY: Trout, who is tied with Pu­jols for the AL lead with 18 homers, hasn’t de­cided if he’ll par­tic­i­pate in the July 13 home run derby. Would he be con­cerned that the derby could hurt his swing? “Nah,” Trout said. “We hit homers in bat­ting prac­tice. It doesn’t mess me up.”

EX­TRA BASES: Robert­son made a strong one-hop throw from left field to nail Pen­ning­ton at the plate to end the sev­enth. … Ari­zona right fielder En­der In­cia­rte left in the first be­cause of a right ham­string strain and is day to day. … An­gels re­liever Cory Ras­mus, out since spring train­ing be­cause of her­nia surgery, will be­gin a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion stint this week.

UP NEXT: Right-han­der Gar­rett Richards (6-4, 3.97 ERA) will op­pose Ari­zona right-han­der Jeremy Hel­lick­son (4-3, 5.29 ERA) at An­gel Sta­dium at 7 p.m. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

Stephen Dunn Getty Im­ages

JERED WEAVER has al­lowed an Amer­i­can League-lead­ing 16 home runs this sea­son, putting him on pace to sur­pass the 27 homers he gave up in 2014.

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