MILWAUKEE (AP) Mike Trout had an RBI triple and sparked a four-run eighth inning with a solo homer, and the Los Angeles Angels avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday.
Trout tied the game at 3 after leading off the eighth with a drive to right on a hanging curveball from Tyler Thornburg (2-1). Five batters later, pinch-hitter C.J. Cron drove in the go-ahead run after looping a two-out double.
Trout, a four-time All-Star,has 18 RBIs in his last 13 games after a slow start.
Fernando Salas (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning , and Joe Smith threw two shutout innings for his second save.
Milwaukee took a 3-2 lead in the sixth when Hernan Perez scrambled home from third on Cam Bedrosian's wild pitch.