An­gels 7, Ari­zona 1

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Mike DiGiovanna

KEY MO­MENT: The An­gels took a 2-1 lead into the sixth in­ning but broke open the game with a five-run, four-hit rally. Johnny Gi­avotella led off with a sin­gle. Kole Cal­houn struck out, and Mike Trout hit a run-scor­ing triple to right-cen­ter field, his first triple since last Sept. 20, a span of 74 games. Al­bert Pu­jols was in­ten­tion­ally walked, and David Freese walked to load the bases. Efren Navarro hit a two-run sin­gle to right, and Car­los Perez fol­lowed with a two-run dou­ble to left for a 7-1 lead.

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels had only eight hits but went two for five with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion. That doesn’t seem like much un­til you con­sider they were two for 23 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion in the pre­vi­ous five games. They also won a game in which Cal­houn, Trout and Pu­jols didn’t carry them. “The en­cour­ag­ing thing to­day is we got pro­duc­tion in­de­pen­dent of Kole, Mike and Al­bert,” Man­ager Mike Scios­cia said. “That’s crit­i­cal. We pres­sured those guys in a lot of in­nings, and that’s what we have to evolve to.”

ON THE MOUND: An­gels starter C.J. Wil­son, who has given up one earned run in 15 in­nings of his last two starts, in­duced dou­ble-play grounders to end the third and fourth in­nings. He was nicked for a run in the fifth on back-to-back, two-out dou­bles by David Peralta and Nick Ahmed but blanked the Di­a­mond­backs over his next three in­nings. The left-han­der also struck out Paul Gold­schmidt, who is bat­ting .357 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs, three times and ended the first base­man’s 27-game on-base streak. “He did a great job in a tough park to pitch against tough hit­ters,” Scios­cia said. “He got un­der swings well and got the ball over the plate with good life.”

EX­TRA BASES: Short­stop Erick Ay­bar, mired in a one-for-27 slump, was given Thurs­day off. “I think he’s putting a lit­tle pres­sure on him­self be­cause some hits aren’t fall­ing in,” Scios­cia said. “I think he still suits our lineup in front of Kole try­ing to set the ta­ble, but right now, he needs a lit­tle bit of a blow.” … Re­liever Cory Ras­mus, who had left-ab­dom­i­nal surgery in March, is sched­uled to be­gin a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion stint with triple-A Salt Lake on Fri­day.

UP NEXT: Right-han­der Matt Shoe­maker (4-5, 4.85 ERA) will op­pose Oak­land right-han­der Sonny Gray (8-3, 1.60) at Oak­land Coli­seum on Fri­day at 6:30 p.m. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

Ross D. Franklin As­so­ci­ated Press

AL­BERT PU­JOLS scores a run ahead of the tag by Ari­zona’s Jar­rod Sal­ta­la­mac­chia in the sixth in­ning, when the An­gels broke the game open with a five-run, four-hit out­burst.

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