La Stella's inside-the-park HR powers Angels past Reds, 5-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Although the Cincinnati Reds didn't commit an actual error, they made a prolific number of boneheaded plays at Angel Stadium - losing fly balls in center, losing their way on the basepaths, possibly losing track of the outs, even losing their cool over balls and strikes.

Tommy La Stella, Wilfredo Tovar and the Los Angeles Angels were happy to capitalize on the Reds' comprehensive ineptitude for a win that got them back to .500.

La Stella hit a leadoff inside-the-park homer and Luis Rengifo added a three-run shot in the Angels' 5-1 victory over the mistake-prone Reds on Tuesday night.

Tovar tagged up and scored from second when Jose Peraza didn't hustle after catching Shohei Ohtani's long fly to left in the seventh inning.

The Angels (40-40) opened their homestand with their fifth win in eight games. They played well, but the Reds handed them a comfortable win with an embarrassing performance.

''We're looking forward to coming out tomorrow and bouncing back from this one,'' said manager David Bell, who was ejected along with Yasiel Puig in the sixth.

Almost every time the Reds made one of their many mistakes, the Angels pounced.

La Stella led off the first with a long drive to center, and Nick Senzel botched a tough catch. While the ball rolled along the warning track toward right, La Stella motored home for the 16th homer of his breakthrough season.

''I saw it kick away, so I knew I had third,'' La Stella said. ''I was surprised. When I saw (third base coach Mike Gallego) sending me home, I knew I had a shot.''

Joey Votto homered in the first inning for the Reds, but they got just two more runners to third base all night. Eugenio Suarez got caught in a rundown instead of hustling for home later in the first, and Peraza got caught halfheartedly trying to steal in the second.

''You never want to make mistakes like that,'' Bell said. ''It's really important to us, how we run the bases.''

La Stella singled leading off the seventh, and Tovar cleverly advanced three bases on two long flyouts, embarrassing the Reds' outfielders after pinch-running.

After Tovar tagged up and got to second on Mike Trout's fly to deepest center, he went from second to home when Peraza caught Ohtani's fly at the wall, but possibly lost track of the outs - or maybe just didn't hustle.

''I was running hard, and I noticed the left fielder kind of put his head down,'' Tovar said through a translator. ''So I turned on the jets.''

Andrew Heaney (1-1) pitched five-hit ball into the sixth inning for his first win since September, overcoming four walks.

Tyler Mahle (2-8) yielded six hits and four runs - including Rengifo's second-inning homer - over five innings in the Orange County native's first career start at Angel Stadium.

DOWN THE LINEUP

Albert Pujols went 1 for 4 while batting sixth for the first time since his rookie big-league season in 2001. Pujols hadn't batted lower than fifth in 2,608 consecutive games. Since 1920, only Pete Rose (2,994) and Hank Aaron (2,971) had longer streaks of batting in the top five of his team's order, according to Stats LLC.

PUIG NOT YOUR FRIEND

Puig argued strenuously following a called third strike by umpire Kerwin Danley. The longtime Dodgers outfielder eventually dumped his helmet and bat at the plate, and Bell had to restrain Puig from a more vociferous argument at one point. ''It all happened so quick,'' Bell said. ''I felt responsible for not getting out there sooner.''

TAKE IT INSIDE

The Halos hadn't hit an inside-the-park homer since Peter Bourjos did it April 11, 2012 at Minnesota. Los Angeles hadn't produced an inside-the-park homer at Angel Stadium since Sept. 29, 2006, when Chone Figgins did it.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: LHP Alex Wood has a sore back after throwing batting practice last Saturday. Cincinnati isn't sure when he will resume throwing. The former Dodgers starter hasn't pitched for the Reds since the offseason trade.

Angels: Ohtani will throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery Oct. 1. ... Andrelton Simmons is close to a return from a sprained ankle. He played seven innings in a rehab game with Single-A Inland Empire on Tuesday. ... 3B Zack Cozart's left shoulder inflammation hasn't improved, he said. The former Reds regular has been out since May 27, and he is uncertain whether he'll play again this year.

UP NEXT

The two-game interleague set concludes with Tanner Roark (5-6, 3.47 ERA) making his Angel Stadium debut for Cincinnati against Jaime Barria (2-2, 6.52 ERA).

---

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
CIN36-41
100000000170
LAA40-40
13000010X580
  • W: A. Heaney (1-1)L: T. Mahle (2-8)
  • HR: CIN - J. Votto (8), LAA - T. La Stella (16), L. Rengifo (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF40100020.271.328.492.8201.0
J. Votto DH31111100.261.358.418.7757.0
E. Suarez 3B20100212.247.328.466.7953.5
Y. Puig RF30000014.237.283.456.738-0.5
D. Dietrich 2B10000001.227.357.580.9360.0
J. Iglesias SS40200001.298.336.421.7572.0
P. Ervin LF-RF30100010.194.306.290.5960.5
a- J. Winker PH10000012.251.333.463.796-0.5
J. Peraza 2B-LF40100012.224.270.343.613-0.5
C. Casali C20000120.267.344.431.7750.0
K. Farmer 1B30000011.235.283.449.732-0.5
T. Mahle P0000-000.045.087.091.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.222.300.333.000-
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Ervin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. La Stella 2B41211000.300.352.510.8627.0
W. Tovar PR-SS01000000.195.283.293.5751.0
M. Trout CF40100011.307.463.6361.0990.5
S. Ohtani DH30110000.277.339.490.8292.0
J. Upton LF40100012.276.364.621.9840.5
B. Goodwin LF00000000.292.349.459.8080.0
K. Calhoun RF40000023.229.321.462.782-1.0
A. Pujols 1B41100000.237.309.445.7532.0
D. Fletcher 3B21100200.294.352.411.7634.0
L. Rengifo SS-2B31131101.245.319.378.6979.0
J. Lucroy C30000013.235.311.357.668-0.5
A. Heaney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Buttrey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Senzel (12), E. Suarez (14)
    • HR - J. Votto (8)
    • RBI - J. Votto (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, P. Ervin 2 (2), J. Peraza 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - T. La Stella (16), L. Rengifo (3)
    • SF - S. Ohtani (3)
    • RBI - T. La Stella (44), S. Ohtani (31), L. Rengifo 3 (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun 3 (3), J. Lucroy 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Peraza (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Pujols-Rengifo-Heaney; Fletcher-La Stella-Pujols)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Mahle (L, 2-8)5.06442424.351.220.0
    J. Hughes1.00001002.910.942.0
    M. Lorenzen1.02110103.121.260.5
    M. Bowman1.00000002.511.123.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Mahle (L, 2-8)5.0
    J. Hughes1.0
    M. Lorenzen1.0
    M. Bowman1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Heaney (W, 1-1)5.15114414.991.2414.0
    N. Ramirez (H, 2)1.20000302.951.034.5
    T. Buttrey1.00000202.391.224.0
    H. Robles1.02000103.191.091.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Heaney (W, 1-1)5.1
    N. Ramirez (H, 2)1.2
    T. Buttrey1.0
    H. Robles1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 103-63, J. Hughes 12-6, M. Lorenzen 18-14, M. Bowman 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-5, J. Hughes 3-0, M. Bowman 1-2
    • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, J. Hughes 4, M. Lorenzen 5, M. Bowman 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 101-61, N. Ramirez 16-13, T. Buttrey 16-11, H. Robles 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-4, N. Ramirez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 21, N. Ramirez 5, T. Buttrey 3, H. Robles 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    CIN36-41
    100000000170
    LAA40-40
    13000010X580
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Senzel CF40100020.271.328.492.8201.0
    J. Votto DH31111100.261.358.418.7757.0
    E. Suarez 3B20100212.247.328.466.7953.5
    Y. Puig RF30000014.237.283.456.738-0.5
    D. Dietrich 2B10000001.227.357.580.9360.0
    J. Iglesias SS40200001.298.336.421.7572.0
    P. Ervin LF-RF30100010.194.306.290.5960.5
    a- J. Winker PH10000012.251.333.463.796-0.5
    J. Peraza 2B-LF40100012.224.270.343.613-0.5
    C. Casali C20000120.267.344.431.7750.0
    K. Farmer 1B30000011.235.283.449.732-0.5
    T. Mahle P0000-000.045.087.091.000-
    J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Lorenzen P0000-000.222.300.333.000-
    M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total30171141013-----
    • a-struck out for Ervin in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. La Stella 2B41211000.300.352.510.8627.0
    W. Tovar PR-SS01000000.195.283.293.5751.0
    M. Trout CF40100011.307.463.6361.0990.5
    S. Ohtani DH30110000.277.339.490.8292.0
    J. Upton LF40100012.276.364.621.9840.5
    B. Goodwin LF00000000.292.349.459.8080.0
    K. Calhoun RF40000023.229.321.462.782-1.0
    A. Pujols 1B41100000.237.309.445.7532.0
    D. Fletcher 3B21100200.294.352.411.7634.0
    L. Rengifo SS-2B31131101.245.319.378.6979.0
    J. Lucroy C30000013.235.311.357.668-0.5
    A. Heaney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Buttrey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total3158523510-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Senzel (12), E. Suarez (14)
      • HR - J. Votto (8)
      • RBI - J. Votto (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, P. Ervin 2 (2), J. Peraza 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - T. La Stella (16), L. Rengifo (3)
      • SF - S. Ohtani (3)
      • RBI - T. La Stella (44), S. Ohtani (31), L. Rengifo 3 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun 3 (3), J. Lucroy 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Peraza (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Pujols-Rengifo-Heaney; Fletcher-La Stella-Pujols)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Mahle (L, 2-8)5.06442424.351.220.0
      J. Hughes1.00001002.910.942.0
      M. Lorenzen1.02110103.121.260.5
      M. Bowman1.00000002.511.123.0
      Total8.0855352---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Mahle (L, 2-8)5.0
      J. Hughes1.0
      M. Lorenzen1.0
      M. Bowman1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney (W, 1-1)5.15114414.991.2414.0
      N. Ramirez (H, 2)1.20000302.951.034.5
      T. Buttrey1.00000202.391.224.0
      H. Robles1.02000103.191.091.5
      Total9.07114101---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney (W, 1-1)5.1
      N. Ramirez (H, 2)1.2
      T. Buttrey1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 103-63, J. Hughes 12-6, M. Lorenzen 18-14, M. Bowman 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-5, J. Hughes 3-0, M. Bowman 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 23, J. Hughes 4, M. Lorenzen 5, M. Bowman 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 101-61, N. Ramirez 16-13, T. Buttrey 16-11, H. Robles 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 4-4, N. Ramirez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 21, N. Ramirez 5, T. Buttrey 3, H. Robles 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Ohtani hit sacrifice fly to left, Tovar scored15
      • 2ND INNING
        Rengifo homered to right center, Pujols and Fletcher scored14
      • 1ST INNING
        La Stella homered to center11
        Votto homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez doubled to deep left
        • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Dietrich fouled out to catcher
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias singled to right, Suarez to third
        • Jesse Winker hit for Phillip Ervin
        • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Winker struck out swinging
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Iglesias to second, Ball, Peraza flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brian Goodwin in left field
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Noe Ramirez
        • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Farmer struck out looking
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Senzel struck out looking
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto lined out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Bowman relieved Michael Lorenzen
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols popped out to second
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rengifo lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • P. Ervin: Ervin grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
        • C. Casali: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Casali struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Lorenzen relieved Jared Hughes
        • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella singled to center
        • Wilfredo Tovar ran for Tommy La Stella
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trout flied out to deep center, Tovar to second
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ohtani hit sacrifice fly to left, Tovar scored
        • J. Upton: Foul, Strike looking, Upton singled to right center
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto flied out to deep center
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
        • Noe Ramirez relieved Andrew Heaney
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Derek Dietrich at second base
        • Jared Hughes relieved Tyler Mahle
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
        • L. Rengifo: Pickoff attempt, Rengifo reached on fielder's choice to second, Fletcher out at second
        • J. Lucroy: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • C. Casali: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Casali walked
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Farmer grounded into double play third to second to first, Casali out at second
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Senzel flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, La Stella grounded out to second
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Trout singled to center
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ohtani singled to left, Trout to second
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
        • J. Peraza: Peraza lined out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fletcher singled to left
        • L. Rengifo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Rengifo walked, Fletcher to second
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Senzel doubled to deep left
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Votto out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani lined out to left
        • J. Upton: Foul, Upton lined out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to right center
        • C. Casali: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Farmer grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols singled to left center
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher walked, Pujols to second
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rengifo homered to right center, Pujols and Fletcher scored
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Heaney Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Votto homered to center
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez walked
        • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Puig lined out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias singled to left, Suarez to second
        • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ervin reached on an infield single to second, Suarez out at home, Iglesias to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, La Stella homered to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ohtani grounded out to third
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Upton lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)