RECAP: Pujols, Trout homer in Angels' 10-2 win over Rockies
All-Stars Albert Pujols and Mike Trout hit two of Los Angeles' four home runs and the Angels routed the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Tuesday night.
Matt Joyce and Chris Iannetta also went deep as the Angels jumped on Colorado starter Chad Bettis for 10 runs in just 2 1-3 innings to win their fourth straight.
Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney (2-0) had another impressive outing in just his third career start. He allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out five in 7 1-3 innings. He surrendered a solo home run to Drew Stubbs in the third and an RBI single to Troy Tulowitzki in the sixth that extended his hitting streak to 19 games.
Heaney's outing was more than enough for the offense. Pujols hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his AL-leading 26th homer of the season. Joyce gave Los Angeles a 5-0 lead with his fourth of the year in the second, and Trout hit his 22nd later in the inning to make it 8-0.
Iannetta ended Bettis' night with a two-run homer in the third, his third of the season.
It was the roughest outing of the season for Bettis (4-4), who had become a bright spot in the Rockies rotation. He took a no-hitter into the eight at Philadelphia on May 29 and had allowed three or fewer runs in seven of his first 10 starts before faltering Tuesday.
Colorado tried to rally in the eighth. Charlie Blackmon reached on a one-out single, his third of the night, and went to third on DJ LeMahieu's single.
Fernando Salas relieved Heaney, struck out Tulowitzki and got Nolan Arenado to fly out to right to end the inning.
Pujols' first-inning blast was the 54th interleague homer of his career, the most in baseball. He also set the franchise mark for most home runs in the first half. Garrett Anderson set the record in 2000.
Angels: RHP Jered Weaver (left hip inflammation) threw on flat ground Tuesday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. He will be evaluated before the All-Star break to determine if he needs a rehab start.
Rockies: Transferred 1B Justin Morneau to the 60-day DL. Manager Walt Weiss said Morneau hasn't had any setbacks and the move was made to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Morneau has been out since mid-May with concussion symptoms.
Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (4-7, 4.91) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his last seven starts. He is facing the Rockies for the first time.
Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (3-3, 4.27) is 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA in two Coors Field starts this season. He has not allowed a home run at home this season.