Trout, Cron power Angels past Mets 12-5 to avoid sweep

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Trout drew a no-pitch intentional walk his first time up, a decision by Mets manager Terry Collins that prompted scattered boos around the ballpark.

All those fans who hoped to see Trout hit, well, they didn't have to wait long.

Trout homered , doubled and drove in three early runs, C.J. Cron hit a grand slam and the Los Angeles Angels bolted to a big lead in beating New York 12-5 Sunday.

''We weren't missing pitches,'' Trout said.

Aiming to avoid a three-game sweep, the Angels built a 9-0 lead by the third inning. Andrelton Simmons and Jefry Marte also homered for Los Angeles.

''We know we can hit. We have a confident offense,'' Cron said. ''It hasn't been the best stretch for some of us.''

Cron and Marte have slumped this season. No such trouble for Trout, who homered for the sixth time in nine games.

The reigning AL MVP hit his 14th homer, raised his batting average to .350, drew two walks, scored twice and stole a base.

A day after Collins said he was tempted to intentionally walk Trout with the bases loaded while trying to navigate with a ninth-inning lead, the skipper passed the Angels star to load the bases with no outs in the first.

''I don't get frustrated,'' Trout said.

Many of Trout's family members and friends made the 130-mile drive from his New Jersey hometown to see this series, and wanted to watch him swing. They got to see plenty from Trout soon enough - he batted three times before some of the Mets starters came to the plate even once.

Matt Reynolds , Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce hit home runs as the Mets tried to rally.

Cron's long slam highlighted a five-run first, and Trout hit a two-run homer and Marte followed with a home run in the second that chased Tommy Milone (1-2). Trout lined an RBI double off the center field wall in the third.

Jesse Chavez (4-5) pitched into the sixth and left soon after Bruce's three-run drive made it 9-5.

A bases-loaded walk to Marte set up Cron's his first homer of the season and second career slam, making it 5-0 before Milone retired anyone. Cron connected in his 79th at-bat after hitting 16 homers in each of the last two years.

Milone drew mock cheers when he finally fanned Kole Calhoun for the first out. Claimed off waivers from Milwaukee this month, the lefty was tagged for a career high-tying eight runs and three homers.

''It seemed like anytime I threw the ball over the plate, they were hitting it. That's obvious,'' Milone said.

Despite Milone's rough outing, Collins said he probably would stay in the rotation. That would give Zack Wheeler an extra day to rest and Jacob deGrom more time to heal a blister.

''That being the case, right now Tommy's going to go back out. We think that's our best option,'' Collins said.

Simmons hit a three-run shot in the seventh.

SLAMMED

The Mets have yielded four slams this year, tied with San Diego for most in the majors. Three of the slams against the Mets have come in the first inning.

SCRATCHED

Mets INF Jose Reyes was scratched because of tightness in his left ribcage. Reynolds started in his place at shortstop.

''He wanted to play,'' Collins said. ''Believe me, he wanted to play. He said, `I think I'll be OK,' and I said, `You haven't been paying attention to what's gone on here.' Every time we play somebody that's got a tweak, we end up losing him for three weeks, so we didn't play him today. ... He'll be fine Tuesday.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Albert Pujols missed his third game in a row because of tendinitis in his right hamstring. Manager Mike Scioscia said the slugger worked out, felt better and was day to day. ... RHP Cam Bedrosian (groin) is scheduled to throw Monday off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list April 22.

Mets: LHP Steven Matz (elbow) is scheduled to start Tuesday night for Triple-A Las Vegas. ... RHP Seth Lugo (elbow) is set to start Tuesday night for Class A St. Lucie.

UP NEXT

Angels: Continue their 10-game trip when RHP JC Ramirez (3-3, 3.97 ERA starts at Tampa Bay. Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.16) pitches for the Rays on Monday night.

Mets: Off Monday, then RHP Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.56) starts vs. San Diego RHP Jhoulys Chacin 4-3, 4.61) on Tuesday night. It will be Harvey's first start at Citi Field since being suspended by the Mets for missing a game. Harvey has allowed a home run in five straight starts, the longest string of his career.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2017 by Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
LAA23-23
53100030012120
NYM18-24
001013000571
  • W: J. Chavez (4-5)L: T. Milone (1-2)
  • HR: LAA - M. Trout (14), C. Cron (1), A. Simmons (4), J. Marte (3), NYM - C. Granderson (4), J. Bruce (11), M. Reynolds (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Maybin LF53200112.235.357.318.6756.5
A. Simmons SS63231003.256.319.363.68212.0
M. Trout CF32231210.350.466.7571.22314.5
J. Marte 3B-1B42121132.185.264.346.6097.5
C. Cron 1B41141011.232.281.305.5868.5
B. Parker P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Revere PH10100000.253.261.391.6521.0
D. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Calhoun RF30000111.215.289.331.6211.5
D. Espinosa 2B30100202.152.242.280.5224.0
M. Maldonado C50200005.281.349.377.7262.0
J. Chavez P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
L. Valbuena 3B01000200.176.311.294.6063.0
  • a-singled for Parker in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF41100030.320.412.6641.0761.5
W. Flores 3B41200000.288.305.450.7553.0
J. Bruce RF31131101.248.331.516.8479.0
N. Walker 2B40000001.248.318.408.7260.0
C. Granderson CF41211011.169.237.338.5757.5
L. Duda 1B30000110.206.357.441.7980.5
K. Plawecki C40000002.125.214.167.3810.0
M. Reynolds SS41111010.167.250.333.5835.5
T. Milone P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
R. Montero P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lagares PH10000010.204.291.306.597-0.5
H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Rivera PH10000010.264.330.402.732-0.5
J. Edgin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Ramirez in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Robles in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Maybin (8), A. Simmons (6), M. Trout (11)
  • HR - A. Simmons (4), M. Trout (14), J. Marte (3), C. Cron
  • SH - J. Chavez
  • RBI - A. Simmons 3 (16), M. Trout 3 (34), J. Marte 2 (13), C. Cron 4 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 3 (5), M. Trout (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (8), C. Granderson (10)
  • HR - J. Bruce (11), C. Granderson (4), M. Reynolds
  • RBI - J. Bruce 3 (30), C. Granderson (15), M. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Trout (9), D. Espinosa
  • CS - D. Espinosa (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Conforto (2)
  • E - W. Flores (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chavez (W, 4-5)5.27550434.611.2412.0
B. Parker1.10001303.100.753.5
D. Guerra1.00001004.501.002.0
B. Norris1.00000102.820.003.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Chavez (W, 4-5)5.2
B. Parker1.1
D. Guerra1.0
B. Norris1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Milone (L, 1-2)1.17872337.916.75-16.5
R. Montero3.22113308.101.364.5
N. Ramirez1.000011010.321.002.5
H. Robles1.02332116.234.00-3.5
J. Edgin1.01000103.181.002.5
P. Sewald1.00001002.701.002.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Milone (L, 1-2)1.1
R. Montero3.2
N. Ramirez1.0
H. Robles1.0
J. Edgin1.0
P. Sewald1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 85-59, B. Parker 19-12, D. Guerra 22-15, B. Norris 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 7-5, B. Norris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 23, B. Parker 5, D. Guerra 4, B. Norris 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Milone (3)
  • HBP - J. Edgin (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 43-27, R. Montero 60-35, N. Ramirez 22-12, H. Robles 28-16, J. Edgin 15-9, P. Sewald 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 1-0, R. Montero 3-5, N. Ramirez 1-1, P. Sewald 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Milone 13, R. Montero 16, N. Ramirez 4, H. Robles 6, J. Edgin 5, P. Sewald 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
LAA23-23
53100030012120
NYM18-24
001013000571
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Maybin LF53200112.235.357.318.6756.5
A. Simmons SS63231003.256.319.363.68212.0
M. Trout CF32231210.350.466.7571.22314.5
J. Marte 3B-1B42121132.185.264.346.6097.5
C. Cron 1B41141011.232.281.305.5868.5
B. Parker P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Revere PH10100000.253.261.391.6521.0
D. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Calhoun RF30000111.215.289.331.6211.5
D. Espinosa 2B30100202.152.242.280.5224.0
M. Maldonado C50200005.281.349.377.7262.0
J. Chavez P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
L. Valbuena 3B01000200.176.311.294.6063.0
Total3612121249917-----
  • a-singled for Parker in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF41100030.320.412.6641.0761.5
W. Flores 3B41200000.288.305.450.7553.0
J. Bruce RF31131101.248.331.516.8479.0
N. Walker 2B40000001.248.318.408.7260.0
C. Granderson CF41211011.169.237.338.5757.5
L. Duda 1B30000110.206.357.441.7980.5
K. Plawecki C40000002.125.214.167.3810.0
M. Reynolds SS41111010.167.250.333.5835.5
T. Milone P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
R. Montero P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Lagares PH10000010.204.291.306.597-0.5
H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Rivera PH10000010.264.330.402.732-0.5
J. Edgin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Total335753285-----
  • a-struck out for Ramirez in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Robles in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Maybin (8), A. Simmons (6), M. Trout (11)
  • HR - A. Simmons (4), M. Trout (14), J. Marte (3), C. Cron
  • SH - J. Chavez
  • RBI - A. Simmons 3 (16), M. Trout 3 (34), J. Marte 2 (13), C. Cron 4 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 3 (5), M. Trout (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (8), C. Granderson (10)
  • HR - J. Bruce (11), C. Granderson (4), M. Reynolds
  • RBI - J. Bruce 3 (30), C. Granderson (15), M. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Trout (9), D. Espinosa
  • CS - D. Espinosa (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - M. Conforto (2)
  • E - W. Flores (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chavez (W, 4-5)5.27550434.611.2412.0
B. Parker1.10001303.100.753.5
D. Guerra1.00001004.501.002.0
B. Norris1.00000102.820.003.5
Total9.0755283---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chavez (W, 4-5)5.2
B. Parker1.1
D. Guerra1.0
B. Norris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Milone (L, 1-2)1.17872337.916.75-16.5
R. Montero3.22113308.101.364.5
N. Ramirez1.000011010.321.002.5
H. Robles1.02332116.234.00-3.5
J. Edgin1.01000103.181.002.5
P. Sewald1.00001002.701.002.0
Total9.0121211994---
PITCHERSIP
T. Milone (L, 1-2)1.1
R. Montero3.2
N. Ramirez1.0
H. Robles1.0
J. Edgin1.0
P. Sewald1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 85-59, B. Parker 19-12, D. Guerra 22-15, B. Norris 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 7-5, B. Norris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 23, B. Parker 5, D. Guerra 4, B. Norris 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Milone (3)
  • HBP - J. Edgin (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Milone 43-27, R. Montero 60-35, N. Ramirez 22-12, H. Robles 28-16, J. Edgin 15-9, P. Sewald 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Milone 1-0, R. Montero 3-5, N. Ramirez 1-1, P. Sewald 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Milone 13, R. Montero 16, N. Ramirez 4, H. Robles 6, J. Edgin 5, P. Sewald 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Simmons homered to left, Valbuena and Maybin scored125
  • 6TH INNING
    Bruce homered to center, Conforto and Flores scored95
  • 5TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right92
  • 3RD INNING
    Reynolds homered to left center91
    Trout doubled to deep center, Maybin scored90
  • 2ND INNING
    Marte homered to left center80
    Trout homered to right center, Simmons scored70
  • 1ST INNING
    Cron homered to center, Simmons, Trout and Marte scored50
    Marte walked, Maybin scored, Simmons to third, Trout to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Sewald Pitching:
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Valbuena walked
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Maybin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Valbuena out at second
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Maybin out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Norris Pitching:
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Plawecki grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Reynolds flied out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Edgin Pitching:
    • J. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • B. Revere: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Revere singled to right
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun hit by pitch, Revere to second
    • D. Espinosa: Espinosa flied out to right
    • M. Maldonado: Maldonado lined out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Guerra Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flores flied out to left
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bruce walked
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker flied out to left
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • H. Robles Pitching:
    • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Espinosa walked
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Foul, Maldonado popped out to first
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Espinosa caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Valbuena walked
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Maybin doubled to deep center, Valbuena to third
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Simmons homered to left, Valbuena and Maybin scored
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Parker Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • T. Rivera: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Ramirez Pitching:
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
    • J. Marte: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout stole second
    • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cron grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lagares struck out looking
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto doubled to deep right
    • W. Flores: Flores singled to shallow left, Conforto to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Bruce homered to center, Conforto and Flores scored
    • N. Walker: Walker grounded out to second
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Granderson doubled to deep right
    • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Montero Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Maldonado singled to center
    • J. Chavez: Chavez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Maldonado to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to first, Maldonado to third
    • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Granderson homered to right
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duda grounded out to second
    • K. Plawecki: Plawecki lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Montero Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Cron popped out to second
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun lined out to second
    • D. Espinosa: Espinosa lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores flied out to left
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Bruce lined out to shortstop
    • N. Walker: Foul, Walker grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Montero Pitching:
    • J. Chavez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chavez struck out swinging
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Simmons flied out to center
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Trout doubled to deep center, Maybin scored
    • J. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Ball, Plawecki flied out to right
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds homered to left center
    • R. Montero: Strike looking, Montero grounded out to second
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
    • A. Simmons: Simmons safe at first on 3rd baseman Flores fielding error
    • M. Trout: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Trout homered to right center, Simmons scored
    • J. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte homered to left center
    • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
    • D. Espinosa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Espinosa walked, Calhoun to second
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Duda flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Milone Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin singled to shallow left center
    • A. Simmons: Simmons doubled to right, Maybin to third
    • M. Trout: Trout intentionally walked
    • J. Marte: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte walked, Maybin scored, Simmons to third, Trout to second
    • C. Cron: Cron homered to center, Simmons, Trout and Marte scored
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • D. Espinosa: Ball, Espinosa singled to right
    • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Espinosa stole second, Maldonado singled to left, Espinosa out at home
    • J. Chavez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chavez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chavez Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Flores singled to left center
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bruce grounded into double play first to shortstop to first, Flores out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)