Sometimes you need to make a comeback to get a win. That’s what the Angels did last night, as they came back from down five to win the game 8-5. Again, Mike Trout was a catalyst to the comeback, reaching base three times and scoring twice. Alberto Callaspo reached base three times as well Dan Haren didn’t have it early, but settled down.
In the first inning, former Angel Bobby Abreu hit a three run home run to give the Dodgers a quick three run lead. In the second Tony Gwynn led off with a walk and two batters later, Jerry Hairtson drove him in with a single. After another single, Juan Rivera drove in Hairston with a single of his own to make it 5-0. The Angels responded in their half. Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo singled and then Callaspo drove in Morales with a double. Howard Kendrick brought in Trumbo with a sac fly and Erick Aybar grounded out to drive in Callaspo to make it 5-3.
In the fourth, Callaspo singled. Aybar tripled to drive in Callaspo. Bobby Wilson hit a sac fly to tie the game and Trout homered to give the Angels the lead. The Angles got some insurance in the sixth as Torii Hunter drove in Wilson and Trout with a single. Trout scored all the way from first displaying his speed. The bullpen for the Angels kept them at bay giving up only three hits in four innings without giving up a run yet again.