Hector Santiago is slated to make the start Sunday if the game is played/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
The Angels as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday were still in a rain delay for their game against the Boston Red Sox; it was slated to begin at 5. It is their first rain delay at Angel Stadium since April 24, 2011, also against the Red Sox.
The last time the Angels had a game rained out at home was on June 16, 1995, just more than 20 years ago. That game was supposed to be against the Chicago White Sox.
C.J. Wilson/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
C.J. Wilson has had an up-and-down season for the Angels. Friday’s performance against the Boston Red Sox was one of his best starts of the campaign.
He tossed eight innings and gave up five hits and no runs while striking out four and walking three in the Angels’ 1-0 victory that came to an end when Mike Trout hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Wilson didn’t get the victory, but he received plenty of praise from manager Mike Scioscia.
“There are some guys in there in that lineup that will let you know if you’re missing spots and he just got some big outs,” Scioscia said. “I thought he used all his pitches. Didn’t bring his curveball into the game until maybe a little bit later. But had good fastball command, good changeup, cutter, used the slider well.”
Mike Trout/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout on Tuesday night was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game for the second consecutive season, becoming the first player to accomplish that.
Trout went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored to help the American League to a 6-3 victory over the National League.
Trout became the first player in 38 years to lead off the All-Star game with a home run when he smacked one over the right-field fence off Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Albert Pujols/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
Albert Pujols gave a good account of himself in Monday’s Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Pujols defeated the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant 10-9 in the first round, with Pujols’ longest home run traveling 446 feet.
Pujols advanced to the second round, but was defeated 12-11 by the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, who lost 15-14 in the final to the Reds’ Todd Frazier. Pujols’ longest home run in that round was 452 feet.
The All-Star game will be played Tuesday evening with the Angels represented by Pujols, Mike Trout and pitcher Hector Santiago.
The Angels, in first place in the AL West by a half-game over the Houston Astros, resume play when they begin a 10-game homestand Friday against the Boston Red Sox.