The 2012 Angels are really the Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo story. Trout leads the AL in batting average by 27 points and Trumbo ranks fourth in homers, only two off the lead. Last night, they combined for six hits and five RBI as the Angels beat the Tigers 13-0. (The Angels extra point attempt was no good.) With scouts on hand (Phillies?, Brewers?) Garrett Richards picked a great time to give his best performance at the major league level, going seven strong innings giving up three hits. He walked four and only struck out two on the downside.
The Angels scored runs early and often. Mike Trout singled to lead off the game. Torii Hunter walked. Albert Pujols drove in Trout with a single and Trumbo brought everyone home with his 26th homer of the year. The Angels added to it in the second when Trout and Pujols each went deep. In the sixth, Hunter and Pujols singled. Kendrys Morales drove in a run with a single and Alberto Callaspo hit his seventh homer of the year. In the top of the eighth, Morales hit his eighth homer of the year. In the ninth, Trout singled and Peter Bourjos drove him home on a double.