Trout's catch, Angels' homers lead to 5-2 win over Brewers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout tracked Christian Yelich's high fly to the warning track and leaped to make a picture-perfect catch above the wall. Yelich could only respond by smiling and doffing his helmet in Trout's direction.

On the rare occasions when Trout doesn't hit a homer these days, he's taking big hits away from his fellow MVPs.

Trout made up for his first homerless game since last Tuesday by coming up with a defensive gem in the fourth inning , and three of his fellow Angels hit their first homers of the season in Los Angeles' fourth straight victory, 5-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Trout's personal-best streak of four consecutive games with a homer ended when he went 0 for 2 with two walks, but the Angels superstar still changed the game with his highlight-reel play on Yelich's drive.

''I saw him tracking it, and I (thought), `Aw, this is probably not good,''' Yelich said. ''And it wasn't good, but it was a great play. Tip the cap to him, and you just try and steal one from him later on in this series.''

Yelich was robbed of a potential homer for the third time in his career: Pittsburgh's Starling Marte did it in 2015, and Kansas City's Jarrod Dyson made an exceptional play on him in 2016.

''It's fun when you're the one robbing, and not so fun when you're on the other side,'' said Yelich, who still contributed his sixth multihit game out of 11 this season. ''It's part of the game.''

Angel Stadium's short outfield fences lend themselves to homer-stealing catches, and Yelich likes outfielders having the opportunity to make those plays - even if this one went against him.

''I hope it is routine (for Trout),'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''I saw him do it last year. He's a very good athlete with a wall that's reachable. I expect we'll see a lot more.''

Tommy La Stella and Justin Bour each hit a two-run homer for the Angels. Andrelton Simmons also went deep and made his own spectacular defensive play on a hard-hit grounder by Lorenzo Cain to kill a rally in the second.

''I thought Simmons' play against Cain was the play of the game,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''Most shortstops leave their feet for that ball, and if you leave your feet, Cain is going to beat it out. To get an out on that ball, that's why he's winning Gold Gloves. (Simmons and Trout) are two great defenders, made two big plays, and that's probably at least two runs off the board for us.''

Trevor Cahill (1-1) pitched six strong innings of five-hit ball in his home debut for the Angels, who have rebounded from a 1-6 start to the season.

Trout walked and scored in the eighth on the first homer this season by Bour, who was off to a 3-for-31 start with his new team before his clutch two-run shot.

''As much as Mike can carry us at times, we're going to need other guys to contribute this season,'' Ausmus said. ''These guys can do it.''

Mike Moustakas hit his 150th career homer in the Brewers' first game at Angel Stadium since June 16, 2010.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh, but Milwaukee opened its six-game road trip to the Los Angeles area with its second loss in three games after a 7-1 start to the season.

Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his second save out of the Angels' stellar bullpen, which has yielded a major league-low six earned runs in 38 1/3 innings.

La Stella's homer in the second was his first for his new team. The utility infielder and pinch-hitting specialist homered once last season in 123 games with the Cubs.

Moustakas ended his 0-for-19 slump in the second inning with a one-bounce drive off the right field wall, although the San Fernando Valley native was held to a single because he fell down on his way to second and had to retreat.

Moustakas made his journey around the bases much safer in the fourth with a no-doubt homer over Trout's head.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Josh Hader understandably wasn't available after he recorded an eight-out save against the Cubs on Sunday.

Angels: 3B Zack Cozart was held out of the lineup after getting hit by a pitch on his left forearm Sunday, but he entered to play defense in the eighth. Los Angeles recalled converted catcher Taylor Ward as a backup infielder. ... Shohei Ohtani is still taking batting practice, but hasn't faced live pitching in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. He is on schedule to return in May.

UP NEXT

Matt Harvey (0-1, 9.00 ERA) attempts to bounce back from a dismal home debut with the Angels in the middle game of the series. The Brewers counter with Freddy Peralta (1-0, 3.27), who is coming off a gem with 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings against Cincinnati.

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  • W: T. Cahill (1-1)L: J. Chacin (2-1)S: C. Allen (2)
  • HR: MIL - M. Moustakas (3), LAA - J. Bour (1), A. Simmons (1), T. La Stella (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40000002.333.396.500.8960.0
C. Yelich RF40200010.375.490.8501.3403.5
R. Braun LF40000022.250.250.556.806-1.0
T. Shaw 3B40000042.171.326.257.583-2.0
J. Aguilar 1B40000020.129.270.129.399-1.0
M. Moustakas 2B42211000.194.293.500.7938.0
Y. Grandal C30100100.310.344.448.7922.0
E. Thames DH20000002.235.278.588.8661.0
O. Arcia SS30110012.242.324.424.7491.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF40000000.179.220.385.604-1.0
    M. Trout CF21000211.367.574.9331.5082.5
    J. Bour 1B31121100.125.282.250.5328.0
    A. Simmons SS41111012.184.205.263.4685.5
    A. Pujols DH30000100.229.357.343.7001.0
    B. Goodwin LF31100000.391.440.6521.0922.0
    Z. Cozart 3B00000000.038.107.077.1840.0
    J. Lucroy C30100002.250.270.278.5481.0
    T. La Stella 2B21121100.167.265.300.5658.0
    P. Bourjos LF00000000.056.105.056.1610.0
    D. Fletcher 3B-2B30000002.290.290.323.6130.0
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Moustakas (3)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (5), O. Arcia (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), T. Shaw 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Bour, A. Simmons, T. La Stella
      • RBI - J. Bour 2 (3), A. Simmons (4), T. La Stella 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Yelich (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Calhoun
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Yelich
      • DP - 3 (Arcia-Moustakas-Aguilar; Yelich-Arcia; Grandal-Moustakas)
      • E - O. Arcia
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Fletcher-La Stella-Bour)
      • E - B. Goodwin
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (L, 2-1)6.13333124.241.007.5
      C. Anderson1.02222016.001.50-3.0
      A. Wilson0.200001010.801.800.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (L, 2-1)6.1
      C. Anderson1.0
      A. Wilson0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill (W, 1-1)6.05221813.500.8924.0
      H. Robles (H, 2)1.00000103.181.063.5
      T. Buttrey (H, 4)1.01000100.000.882.5
      C. Allen (S, 2)1.00000000.000.2510.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill (W, 1-1)6.0
      H. Robles (H, 2)1.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 4)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-51, C. Anderson 31-19, A. Wilson 5-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-7, C. Anderson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 23, C. Anderson 7, A. Wilson 2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Cahill
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 90-59, H. Robles 16-8, T. Buttrey 18-11, C. Allen 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 3-6, H. Robles 1-1, T. Buttrey 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 24, H. Robles 3, T. Buttrey 4, C. Allen 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      LAA5-6
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Cain CF40000002.333.396.500.8960.0
      C. Yelich RF40200010.375.490.8501.3403.5
      R. Braun LF40000022.250.250.556.806-1.0
      T. Shaw 3B40000042.171.326.257.583-2.0
      J. Aguilar 1B40000020.129.270.129.399-1.0
      M. Moustakas 2B42211000.194.293.500.7938.0
      Y. Grandal C30100100.310.344.448.7922.0
      E. Thames DH20000002.235.278.588.8661.0
      O. Arcia SS30110012.242.324.424.7491.5
      Total32262111010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Calhoun RF40000000.179.220.385.604-1.0
        M. Trout CF21000211.367.574.9331.5082.5
        J. Bour 1B31121100.125.282.250.5328.0
        A. Simmons SS41111012.184.205.263.4685.5
        A. Pujols DH30000100.229.357.343.7001.0
        B. Goodwin LF31100000.391.440.6521.0922.0
        Z. Cozart 3B00000000.038.107.077.1840.0
        J. Lucroy C30100002.250.270.278.5481.0
        T. La Stella 2B21121100.167.265.300.5658.0
        P. Bourjos LF00000000.056.105.056.1610.0
        D. Fletcher 3B-2B30000002.290.290.323.6130.0
        Total275553527-----
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Moustakas (3)
          • RBI - M. Moustakas (5), O. Arcia (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 2 (2), T. Shaw 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Bour, A. Simmons, T. La Stella
          • RBI - J. Bour 2 (3), A. Simmons (4), T. La Stella 2 (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Yelich (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - K. Calhoun
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - C. Yelich
          • DP - 3 (Arcia-Moustakas-Aguilar; Yelich-Arcia; Grandal-Moustakas)
          • E - O. Arcia
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Fletcher-La Stella-Bour)
          • E - B. Goodwin
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Chacin (L, 2-1)6.13333124.241.007.5
          C. Anderson1.02222016.001.50-3.0
          A. Wilson0.200001010.801.800.5
          Total8.0555523---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Chacin (L, 2-1)6.1
          C. Anderson1.0
          A. Wilson0.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Cahill (W, 1-1)6.05221813.500.8924.0
          H. Robles (H, 2)1.00000103.181.063.5
          T. Buttrey (H, 4)1.01000100.000.882.5
          C. Allen (S, 2)1.00000000.000.2510.0
          Total9.06221101---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Cahill (W, 1-1)6.0
          H. Robles (H, 2)1.0
          T. Buttrey (H, 4)1.0
          C. Allen (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-51, C. Anderson 31-19, A. Wilson 5-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 9-7, C. Anderson 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 23, C. Anderson 7, A. Wilson 2
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. Cahill
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 90-59, H. Robles 16-8, T. Buttrey 18-11, C. Allen 13-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 3-6, H. Robles 1-1, T. Buttrey 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 24, H. Robles 3, T. Buttrey 4, C. Allen 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Bour homered to right, Trout scored25
          • 4TH INNING
            Simmons homered to left23
            Moustakas homered to center22
          • 2ND INNING
            La Stella homered to right center, Goodwin scored12
            Arcia singled to left, Moustakas scored, Grandal to third, Arcia to second on left fielder Goodwin throwing error10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Cody Allen relieved Ty Buttrey
            • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar lined out to center
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moustakas fouled out to third
            • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grandal lined out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Hansel Robles
            • Zack Cozart at third base
            • Peter Bourjos in left field
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain grounded out to second
            • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to left
            • R. Braun: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun lined out to center
            • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Anderson Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to third
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bour homered to right, Trout scored
            • Alex Wilson relieved Chase Anderson
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Pujols flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Trevor Cahill
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal grounded out to first
            • E. Thames: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thames flied out to center
            • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols flied out to deep right
            • Chase Anderson relieved Jhoulys Chacin
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Goodwin flied out to deep center
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lucroy singled to right center
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, La Stella walked, Lucroy to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher flied out to deep right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
            • J. Aguilar: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
            • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Moustakas flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout lined out to right
            • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bour flied out to deep right
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain grounded out to third
            • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
            • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moustakas homered to center
            • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to center
            • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Thames hit by pitch, Grandal to second
            • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to second, Thames out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons homered to left
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pujols popped out to second
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Goodwin lined out to right
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Yelich flied out to deep center
            • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
            • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun safe at first on shortstop Arcia throwing error
            • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging, Calhoun caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bour grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Aguilar: Aguilar flied out to deep right
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas singled to deep right
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Moustakas to second
            • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames flied out to right
            • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia singled to left, Moustakas scored, Grandal to third, Arcia to second on left fielder Goodwin throwing error
            • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols walked
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Goodwin singled to center, Pujols to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy lined out to right, Pujols out at second
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella homered to right center, Goodwin scored
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Cain popped out to second
            • C. Yelich: Foul, Yelich singled to center
            • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt, Braun flied out to deep left
            • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Yelich stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chacin Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • J. Bour: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour walked, Trout to second
            • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to second, Bour out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)