Angels sweep Brewers 4-2 for 6th straight win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels were held to five hits Wednesday night, but the timing of those hits propelled them to their sixth straight win.

Missing star outfielder Mike Trout, the Angels defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 as they scored all their runs on four hits in the third inning. Justin Bour keyed the outburst with a two-run single.

Los Angeles (7-6) is over .500 after beginning the season 1-5. Trout, who strained his right groin during Tuesday's victory, said he hopes to be available for this weekend's series in Chicago against the Cubs.

''We had a rough home opener and since then the offense has picked up. The bullpen has been consistent all the way through,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.

Bour is batting only .154 in his first season with the Angels but had a solid series against the Brewers. He was 3 for 10 with a home run and four RBIs as Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep.

''It was an amazing homestand and it took all of us to win,'' Bour said.

The Brewers were swept for the first time since the series before last year's All-Star break, when they dropped a five-game set at Pittsburgh (July 12-15). It is only the second regular-season series in its last 17 that Milwaukee has lost.

Despite being swept, the Brewers (8-5) remain atop the NL Central two weeks into the season.

Jaime Barria (1-0), called up from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the day, allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings of relief. Hansel Robles earned his first save.

Felix Pena went the first four innings for the Angels, permitting an unearned run and three hits.

Brandon Woodruff (1-1) gave up four runs and four hits in six innings with seven strikeouts.

Christian Yelich had two hits and drove in both Milwaukee runs. Lorenzo Cain also had two hits.

Milwaukee struck first in the third when Yelich drove in Ben Gamel with a two-out single.

In the bottom half, the first five batters reached base for the Angels. Andrelton Simmons tied it with a bases-loaded single that scored Kevan Smith. Bour blooped a single that plated David Fletcher and Kole Calhoun. Simmons scored when Albert Pujols grounded into a double play.

''It was one inning with a couple of mistakes,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''They sequenced it well and put four runs on the board.''

Yelich brought Milwaukee within two in the seventh with another RBI single.

TOSSED

Smith was ejected before the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes with plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Smith struck out looking to end the seventh and voiced his frustration after the at-bat. After going into the dugout to put on his catcher's gear, Smith came out and continued arguing with Cuzzi before being tossed. It was the first ejection of his career.

ANOTHER MILESTONE

Pujols played in his 1,000th game for the Angels. The former Cardinals slugger became the 10th player in major league history to play at least 1,000 games with two teams.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Shohei Ohtani is likely to have a medical check in the next couple of days and is anxiously awaiting clearance to face live pitching in batting practice. The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year, who had Tommy John surgery last October, has been taking swings on the field the past two weeks.

''I think everything's going to start speeding up after that,'' Ohtani said through a translator. ''I feel really good hitting outside. The distance is there, the power's still there, so it's going really well so far.''

Ausmus indicated Ohtani is still on track to return in May. Ohtani has not started running the bases and said he is still in the very early stages of throwing.

Brewers: 3B Travis Shaw was hit on the right hand by Pena's pitch in the second inning and left the game. The team said X-rays were negative and Shaw is day-to-day with a bruised hand.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Begin a three-game series Friday against the Dodgers in a rematch of last year's NL Championship Series. RHP Corbin Burnes (0-1, 9.00 ERA), whose first major league win came against Los Angeles on July 21 last season, gets the assignment in the opener.

Angels: Continue interleague play with a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs. Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 2.45 ERA) will make his first career appearance at Wrigley Field on Friday.

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  • W: J. Barria (1-0)L: B. Woodruff (1-1)S: H. Robles (1)
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L. Cain CF50200003.353.414.510.9242.0
C. Yelich DH40220012.367.467.7551.2223.5
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H. Perez PR-2B30000002.263.300.421.721-1.0
M. Moustakas 2B-3B40100021.214.327.548.8740.0
Y. Grandal C20000200.343.400.6291.0292.0
E. Thames 1B40000013.182.217.455.672-0.5
B. Gamel RF21000100.250.333.375.7083.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF41100011.174.240.348.5881.5
    A. Simmons SS41110001.234.250.340.5903.0
    J. Bour 1B40120021.154.313.256.5692.0
    A. Pujols DH30000011.214.320.310.630-0.5
    B. Goodwin CF-LF30000010.333.394.533.927-0.5
    T. Ward 3B30100020.333.333.6671.0001.0
    Z. Cozart 3B00000000.033.094.067.1600.0
    T. La Stella 2B30000011.189.268.459.728-0.5
    P. Bourjos CF00000000.048.091.048.1390.0
    K. Smith C21000020.091.231.091.3221.0
    J. Lucroy C00000000.282.317.308.6250.0
    D. Fletcher LF-2B21100100.303.324.333.6575.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - O. Arcia
      • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun 3 (3), E. Thames, O. Arcia 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Ward
      • RBI - A. Simmons (6), J. Bour 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour, T. La Stella
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - H. Perez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Fletcher (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moustakas-Perez-Thames)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Simmons-La Stella-Bour; Ward-La Stella-Bour)
      • E - T. Ward
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Woodruff (L, 1-1)6.04441706.001.337.5
      J. Guerra1.00000202.570.864.0
      J. Barnes0.21000107.361.36-0.5
      A. Claudio0.10000003.001.170.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Woodruff (L, 1-1)6.0
      J. Guerra1.0
      J. Barnes0.2
      A. Claudio0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Pena4.03102203.651.308.0
      J. Barria (W, 1-0)2.24110303.381.509.5
      C. Bedrosian (H, 2)1.10001002.701.052.0
      H. Robles (S, 1)1.00000002.700.9010.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Pena4.0
      J. Barria (W, 1-0)2.2
      C. Bedrosian (H, 2)1.1
      H. Robles (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - B. Woodruff (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 97-64, J. Guerra 16-9, J. Barnes 12-8, A. Claudio 1-1
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 4-6, J. Guerra 1-0, J. Barnes 1-0, A. Claudio 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 23, J. Guerra 3, J. Barnes 3, A. Claudio
      PITCHING
      • HBP - F. Pena 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 72-40, J. Barria 43-31, C. Bedrosian 18-12, H. Robles 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 3-6, J. Barria 3-1, C. Bedrosian 2-2
      • Batters Faced - F. Pena 18, J. Barria 11, C. Bedrosian 5, H. Robles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      L. Cain CF50200003.353.414.510.9242.0
      C. Yelich DH40220012.367.467.7551.2223.5
      R. Braun LF40100004.227.227.477.7051.0
      T. Shaw 3B00000000.154.327.231.5571.0
      H. Perez PR-2B30000002.263.300.421.721-1.0
      M. Moustakas 2B-3B40100021.214.327.548.8740.0
      Y. Grandal C20000200.343.400.6291.0292.0
      E. Thames 1B40000013.182.217.455.672-0.5
      B. Gamel RF21000100.250.333.375.7083.0
      O. Arcia SS41100014.243.317.432.7502.5
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      HITTERSAB
      L. Cain CF5
      C. Yelich DH4
      R. Braun LF4
      T. Shaw 3B0
      H. Perez PR-2B3
      M. Moustakas 2B-3B4
      Y. Grandal C2
      E. Thames 1B4
      B. Gamel RF2
      O. Arcia SS4
      Total32
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        K. Calhoun RF41100011.174.240.348.5881.5
        A. Simmons SS41110001.234.250.340.5903.0
        J. Bour 1B40120021.154.313.256.5692.0
        A. Pujols DH30000011.214.320.310.630-0.5
        B. Goodwin CF-LF30000010.333.394.533.927-0.5
        T. Ward 3B30100020.333.333.6671.0001.0
        Z. Cozart 3B00000000.033.094.067.1600.0
        T. La Stella 2B30000011.189.268.459.728-0.5
        P. Bourjos CF00000000.048.091.048.1390.0
        K. Smith C21000020.091.231.091.3221.0
        J. Lucroy C00000000.282.317.308.6250.0
        D. Fletcher LF-2B21100100.303.324.333.6575.0
        Total2845301105-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - O. Arcia
          • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Yelich 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Braun 3 (3), E. Thames, O. Arcia 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Ward
          • RBI - A. Simmons (6), J. Bour 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour, T. La Stella
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - H. Perez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. Fletcher (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Moustakas-Perez-Thames)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Simmons-La Stella-Bour; Ward-La Stella-Bour)
          • E - T. Ward
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Woodruff (L, 1-1)6.04441706.001.337.5
          J. Guerra1.00000202.570.864.0
          J. Barnes0.21000107.361.36-0.5
          A. Claudio0.10000003.001.170.0
          Total8.05441100---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Woodruff (L, 1-1)6.0
          J. Guerra1.0
          J. Barnes0.2
          A. Claudio0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Pena4.03102203.651.308.0
          J. Barria (W, 1-0)2.24110303.381.509.5
          C. Bedrosian (H, 2)1.10001002.701.052.0
          H. Robles (S, 1)1.00000002.700.9010.0
          Total9.0721350---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Pena4.0
          J. Barria (W, 1-0)2.2
          C. Bedrosian (H, 2)1.1
          H. Robles (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - B. Woodruff (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 97-64, J. Guerra 16-9, J. Barnes 12-8, A. Claudio 1-1
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 4-6, J. Guerra 1-0, J. Barnes 1-0, A. Claudio 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 23, J. Guerra 3, J. Barnes 3, A. Claudio
          PITCHING
          • HBP - F. Pena 2 (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 72-40, J. Barria 43-31, C. Bedrosian 18-12, H. Robles 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 3-6, J. Barria 3-1, C. Bedrosian 2-2
          • Batters Faced - F. Pena 18, J. Barria 11, C. Bedrosian 5, H. Robles 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Yelich singled to right, Arcia scored24
          • 3RD INNING
            Pujols grounded out to second, Simmons scored, Bour out at second14
            Bour singled to left center, Fletcher and Calhoun scored, Simmons to third13
            Simmons singled to right center, Smith scored, Fletcher to third, Calhoun to second11
            Yelich singled to center, Gamel scored, Arcia to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel lined out to center
            • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Arcia popped out to shortstop
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain lined out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Peter Bourjos in center field
            • Zack Cozart at third base
            • Jonathan Lucroy catching
            • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez lined out to right
            • M. Moustakas: Moustakas flied out to right
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
            • E. Thames: Strike looking, Thames grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jacob Barnes relieved Junior Guerra
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to shallow left center
            • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Fletcher stole second, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to third
            • Alex Claudio relieved Jacob Barnes
            • J. Bour: Bour grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Gamel grounded out to second
            • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia doubled to deep right
            • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cain lined out to center, Arcia to third
            • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Yelich singled to right, Arcia scored
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Jaime Barria
            • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Braun grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Junior Guerra relieved Brandon Woodruff
            • T. Ward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ward struck out swinging
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, La Stella grounded out to second
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moustakas struck out looking
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pujols popped out to second
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodwin lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Jaime Barria relieved Felix Pena
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cain singled to right center
            • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
            • R. Braun: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Braun singled to shallow left, Cain to second
            • H. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Perez grounded out to second, Braun out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fletcher fouled out to right
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moustakas singled to deep right
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Moustakas to second
            • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Thames lined out to right, Moustakas to third
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel walked, Grandal to second
            • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • T. Ward: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ward struck out looking
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella lined out to center
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Thames flied out to deep left
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gamel hit by pitch
            • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Gamel to second on 3rd baseman Ward fielding error
            • L. Cain: Ball, Cain lined out to right
            • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich singled to center, Gamel scored, Arcia to third
            • R. Braun: Foul, Braun flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Ball, Smith hit by pitch
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher walked, Smith to second
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to center, Smith to third, Fletcher to second
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons singled to right center, Smith scored, Fletcher to third, Calhoun to second
            • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour singled to left center, Fletcher and Calhoun scored, Simmons to third
            • A. Pujols: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pujols grounded out to second, Simmons scored, Bour out at second
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw hit by pitch
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking
            • Moustakas struck out swinging
            • Y. Grandal: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Perez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Grandal flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • B. Goodwin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodwin popped out to shortstop
            • T. Ward: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ward doubled to deep left
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain singled to center
            • C. Yelich: Yelich fouled out to left
            • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Braun grounded out to second, Cain out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Woodruff Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Calhoun lined out to left
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to second
            • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)