Trout's HR, Pujols' RBI send Angels to 2-1 win over Oakland
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Yunel Escobar scored when Ryan Dull bobbled Albert Pujols' weak grounder back to the mound in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Monday night for their fifth victory in six games.
Mike Trout hit his 29th homer for the Angels, and Jered Weaver pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball before leaving with lower-back tightness.
After Sean Manaea largely shut down Los Angeles for seven innings, the Angels broke through against Dull (5-5). Escobar singled, advanced on Kole Calhoun's double and scored when Pujols got his 119th RBI on a 45-foot grounder.
Stephen Vogt homered in the sixth inning for the last-place A's, who have lost six of seven.