On The Field: A Sweep, and a Sweep!

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For the first time in franchise history, the Angels swept the Boston Red Sox in a four game series. Here are some notes:

  • Pujols is on pace for a career-high 51 home runs and Trout is on pace for 49, which would be 13 more than his previous career high.
  • Only five other pairs of teammates have combined to hit at least 100 home runs in a single season: Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris (115, 1961 Yankees); Barry Bonds and Rich Aurilia (110, 2001 Giants); Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (107, 1927 Yankees); Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner (106, 1997 Mariners); and Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro (100, 2002 Rangers).
  • Monday’s doubleheader was the first at Angel Stadium because of a rainout since Aug. 5, 1988, against the White Sox.
  • After another great performance by Andrew’s Heaney, Manager Mike Scioscia has no choice but to keep him in the starting rotation after Jered Weaver returns.
  • Not only did Albert hit three homers today, Kole Calhoun had three bombs in two games after his shot in Game 1.
  • Albert was also the first Angel to hit homers in both games of a doubleheader since Garrett Anderson on July 16, 1995.
  • Albert is now 15th on the all-time home run list, with 549. He passed Mike Schmidt today.
  • Angels have won 17 of their last 20 games.

Here is full coverage of the Angels sweeping the doubleheader, and the series: