ANAHEIM, CA: Should the writers in Major League Baseball just concede and give Angels outfielder Mike Trout the American League Rookie of the Year Award already? Trout came through in two big plays in the Angels come from behind 6-5 victory of the Boston Red Sox before a crowd of 38,745 at The Big A on Tuesday Night.
Trout put the Halos on top 1-0 after crushing his 25th Homer of the season, a 445 blast into Left Centerfield. Mark Trumbo then added a Sacrifice Fly to score Torii Hunter and make it 2-0 Angels.
The Red Sox got within one when Jarrod Saltalamacchia took starter Jered Weaver deep in the 4th Inning to make it 2-1 Angels. Boston tied it when James Loney singled in Dustin Pedroia to tie it up at 2-2. Boston tacked on three more runs which put them up 5-2 heading into the late innings.
Playing in his first game since taking a backseat on the bench with Right Calf Inflammation, Albert Pujols clubbed Home Run number twenty-nine on the campaign which made it 5-3 Boston. Howie Kendrick got the Halos within one, when his ringing double off the base of the left centerfield wall brought home Trumbo to make it 5-4 Red Sox.
With runners on 1st and 2nd with one out, Mike Trout got the clutch RBI Single off of Boston closer Alfredo Aceves that brought in Erick Aybar and tie the game once more at 5-5. Torii Hunter then complete the comeback with a Sac Fly to center, bringing home pinch hitter Alberto Callaspo to cap off the 6-5 Angels victory over the Red Sox.
Red Sox 5 ANGELS 6 (F)
W- Jepsen (3-2)
L- Aceves (2-9)
HR: Saltalamacchia (BOS/389 Ft.) Pujols (LAA/421 Ft.) Trout (LAA/445 Ft.)