Bour's 2 HRs power Angels past Reds 5-1 for 2-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Justin Bour returned from his banishment to the minors with a slightly tweaked swing and a renewed hunger at the plate.

With another huge game in his June power surge, both the slugger and his Los Angeles Angels are showing it's not too late to get something great out of their up-and-down season.

Bour hit two homers, Mike Trout scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Angels got back above .500 with a 5-1 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Immediately after Trout scampered home on David Fletcher's infield hit, Bour followed with an impressive three-run homer. He also hit a solo shot in the fifth inning of his first multihomer game since joining the Angels in the offseason.

''I've felt good for a while now, and it's just a matter of contributing when I get the opportunity,'' Bour said.

Bour has four homers in five starts since returning to the Angels from that monthlong stretch at Salt Lake. He was batting .163 when he was sent down, but a more upright batting stance and the reality check of 19 games of Triple-A ball have snapped Bour back into focus.

''A lot of it was just getting my own body out of the way,'' the burly first baseman said. ''There's a lot of me, so it's just about getting out of the way. ... Home runs are great, but I just feel comfortable and in control in the box.''

Bour came through on an important night for the Angels (41-40), who hit the halfway point of their season with six wins in nine games after this two-game interleague sweep. Los Angeles hasn't been two games above .500 all season, but the returns of several injured regulars are inspiring optimism among the Halos for this final stretch before the All-Star break.

Bour knows he won't get extensive daily playing time behind Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani, who went 3 for 3 with a walk. But he feels ready to make the most of limited action.

''The guy that we've seen since he's gotten recalled is the guy that we were hoping to see,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Looks like the Justin Bour that we signed.''

Yasiel Puig homered in the fifth for the Reds, who lost four straight to close out their six-game road trip. Although the Reds didn't make as many blatant mistakes Wednesday as they did in Tuesday's embarrassing defeat , Cincinnati scored just two runs in 18 innings at the Big A.

''This little stretch here really tests your resolve to bounce back,'' manager David Bell said. ''Good teams that have good seasons find a way to bounce back.''

Starters Tanner Roark and Jaime Barria worked quickly and efficiently amid the pitcher-friendly shadows at Angel Stadium to open a rare early-starting weekday game.

Roark allowed four hits and pitched into the sixth inning for the Reds, striking out six in his first career appearance at the Big A.

Barria tossed five innings of three-hit ball for the Angels, striking out six in a strong fill-in start.

The Reds hadn't hit a ball hard against Barria until Puig led off the fifth with a line-drive homer to right, his 17th of the season.

Bour tied it with a solo shot off Roark moments later.

''It was an OK pitch,'' Roark said. ''I didn't think it was going to hurt me, but it did.''

THE WINNER

Cam Bedrosian (3-3) pitched around Justin Upton's two-base error in left field to work a scoreless eighth. The Angels' bullpen pitched 7 2/3 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief in the two-game series.

GOING IN FRONT

Right before Bour's second blast, the Angels eked out a go-ahead run.

Trout walked leading off the eighth and advanced on a wild pickoff throw by Raisel Iglesias (1-7). After Ohtani singled Trout to third, Cincinnati got two outs before David Fletcher hit a deep grounder to shortstop Jose Iglesias, who couldn't get off a throw.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: C Tucker Barnhart was in the initial starting lineup, but was scratched about two hours before the first pitch due to soreness in his right side. He hadn't played since Saturday.

Angels: Four hours before the game started, Ohtani threw off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery Oct. 1. The two-way star threw 40 pitches and made 70 additional throws on flat ground. He won't pitch until next season, but his recovery is proceeding smoothly. ... Trevor Cahill was reinstated from the injured list. The $9 million starter will come out of the bullpen for now, and he pitched two innings of two-hit ball in relief of Barria.

UP NEXT

Reds: After an off day, Sonny Gray (3-5, 4.03 ERA) is back on the mound in Cincinnati on Friday for a series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

Angels: Rookie right-hander Griffin Canning (2-4, 3.88 ERA) takes the mound when they open a four-game home series with the Oakland Athletics and Tanner Anderson (0-2, 4.20).

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  • W: C. Bedrosian (3-3)L: R. Iglesias (1-7)
  • HR: CIN - Y. Puig (17), LAA - J. Bour 2 (8)
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker LF40100012.251.332.463.7951.5
J. Votto DH40000013.257.353.411.764-0.5
E. Suarez 3B40000002.244.324.460.7840.0
D. Dietrich 1B40000032.222.350.567.917-1.5
N. Senzel CF40100020.270.327.486.8132.0
Y. Puig RF41111021.237.282.464.7465.0
J. Iglesias SS40100001.297.335.419.7531.0
C. Casali C20100100.271.351.432.7832.0
J. Peraza 2B30000004.221.266.338.6040.0
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A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. La Stella 2B40000002.296.347.502.8490.0
    M. Trout CF31000110.303.461.6291.0901.5
    S. Ohtani DH31300100.291.354.506.8608.0
    J. Upton LF30100103.281.378.594.9722.0
    K. Calhoun RF00000000.229.321.462.7820.0
    B. Goodwin RF-LF40000037.286.343.451.794-1.5
    D. Fletcher 3B41110013.294.350.409.7592.5
    J. Bour 1B42242020.190.272.430.70213.0
    L. Rengifo SS40000020.238.311.367.679-1.0
    D. Garneau C20000100.286.429.357.7861.0
    J. Barria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Cahill P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Winker (11)
      • HR - Y. Puig (17)
      • RBI - Y. Puig (45)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto 2 (2), D. Dietrich 2 (2), J. Peraza 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Ohtani (5)
      • HR - J. Bour 2 (8)
      • RBI - D. Fletcher (30), J. Bour 4 (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Fletcher (12), J. Bour 3 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, B. Goodwin 2 (2), D. Fletcher 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Senzel (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Ohtani (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Peraza-Iglesias-Dietrich)
      • E - R. Iglesias, J. Peraza (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Goodwin (5), J. Upton
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark5.14112613.361.3111.0
      A. Garrett1.20001201.801.233.0
      R. Iglesias (L, 1-7)1.03441113.861.44-9.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark5.1
      A. Garrett1.2
      R. Iglesias (L, 1-7)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Barria5.03110615.551.4414.0
      T. Cahill2.02001006.941.413.0
      C. Bedrosian (W, 3-3)1.00000102.351.0210.5
      T. Buttrey1.00000202.331.194.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Barria5.0
      T. Cahill2.0
      C. Bedrosian (W, 3-3)1.0
      T. Buttrey1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-58, A. Garrett 27-18, R. Iglesias 30-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-4, A. Garrett 3-0, R. Iglesias 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, A. Garrett 6, R. Iglesias 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 75-48, T. Cahill 28-15, C. Bedrosian 16-11, T. Buttrey 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 5-4, T. Cahill 2-4, C. Bedrosian 1-2, T. Buttrey 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Barria 18, T. Cahill 9, C. Bedrosian 4, T. Buttrey 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Winker LF40100012.251.332.463.7951.5
      J. Votto DH40000013.257.353.411.764-0.5
      E. Suarez 3B40000002.244.324.460.7840.0
      D. Dietrich 1B40000032.222.350.567.917-1.5
      N. Senzel CF40100020.270.327.486.8132.0
      Y. Puig RF41111021.237.282.464.7465.0
      J. Iglesias SS40100001.297.335.419.7531.0
      C. Casali C20100100.271.351.432.7832.0
      J. Peraza 2B30000004.221.266.338.6040.0
      T. Roark P0000-000.167.167.292.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. La Stella 2B40000002.296.347.502.8490.0
        M. Trout CF31000110.303.461.6291.0901.5
        S. Ohtani DH31300100.291.354.506.8608.0
        J. Upton LF30100103.281.378.594.9722.0
        K. Calhoun RF00000000.229.321.462.7820.0
        B. Goodwin RF-LF40000037.286.343.451.794-1.5
        D. Fletcher 3B41110013.294.350.409.7592.5
        J. Bour 1B42242020.190.272.430.70213.0
        L. Rengifo SS40000020.238.311.367.679-1.0
        D. Garneau C20000100.286.429.357.7861.0
        J. Barria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Cahill P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
        C. Bedrosian P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Buttrey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3157524915-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Winker (11)
          • HR - Y. Puig (17)
          • RBI - Y. Puig (45)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto 2 (2), D. Dietrich 2 (2), J. Peraza 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Ohtani (5)
          • HR - J. Bour 2 (8)
          • RBI - D. Fletcher (30), J. Bour 4 (23)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Fletcher (12), J. Bour 3 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, B. Goodwin 2 (2), D. Fletcher 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - N. Senzel (7)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Ohtani (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Peraza-Iglesias-Dietrich)
          • E - R. Iglesias, J. Peraza (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - B. Goodwin (5), J. Upton
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Roark5.14112613.361.3111.0
          A. Garrett1.20001201.801.233.0
          R. Iglesias (L, 1-7)1.03441113.861.44-9.5
          Total8.0755492---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Roark5.1
          A. Garrett1.2
          R. Iglesias (L, 1-7)1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Barria5.03110615.551.4414.0
          T. Cahill2.02001006.941.413.0
          C. Bedrosian (W, 3-3)1.00000102.351.0210.5
          T. Buttrey1.00000202.331.194.0
          Total9.0511191---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Barria5.0
          T. Cahill2.0
          C. Bedrosian (W, 3-3)1.0
          T. Buttrey1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-58, A. Garrett 27-18, R. Iglesias 30-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-4, A. Garrett 3-0, R. Iglesias 2-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, A. Garrett 6, R. Iglesias 7
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 75-48, T. Cahill 28-15, C. Bedrosian 16-11, T. Buttrey 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 5-4, T. Cahill 2-4, C. Bedrosian 1-2, T. Buttrey 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Barria 18, T. Cahill 9, C. Bedrosian 4, T. Buttrey 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Bour homered to right, Ohtani and Fletcher scored15
            Fletcher reached on an infield single to shortstop, Trout scored, Ohtani to third12
          • 5TH INNING
            Bour homered to center11
            Puig homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Kole Calhoun in right field
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • N. Senzel: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
            • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Trevor Cahill
            • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Winker grounded out to second
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto safe at first on left fielder Upton fielding error, Votto to second
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez lined out to first
            • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Raisel Iglesias relieved Amir Garrett
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike swinging, Trout to second on Iglesias throwing error, Strike looking, Ohtani singled to left, Trout to third
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Upton grounded out to third, Ohtani to second
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher reached on an infield single to shortstop, Trout scored, Ohtani to third
            • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Bour homered to right, Ohtani and Fletcher scored
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Rengifo grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Senzel reached on an infield single to second
            • Y. Puig: Ball, Senzel stole second, Puig lined out to center
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Iglesias popped out to second
            • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Casali walked
            • J. Peraza: Foul on left fielder Goodwin dropped ball error, Strike swinging, Peraza lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • A. Garrett Pitching:
            • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
            • L. Rengifo: Rengifo grounded out to third
            • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garneau walked
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Trevor Cahill relieved Jaime Barria
            • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Winker doubled to right
            • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to first, Winker to third
            • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to third
            • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich lined out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ohtani stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Upton walked
            • Amir Garrett relieved Tanner Roark
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig homered to center
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to second
            • C. Casali: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Casali grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • J. Bour: Ball, Bour homered to center
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rengifo struck out looking
            • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garneau safe at first on 2nd baseman Peraza throwing error
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, La Stella grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Garneau out at second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez flied out to right
            • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
            • N. Senzel: Senzel grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Ohtani doubled to deep right center
            • J. Upton: Ball, Upton popped out to first
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias singled to left center
            • C. Casali: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Casali singled to right center, Iglesias to second
            • J. Peraza: Peraza fouled out to catcher
            • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Winker struck out swinging
            • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • D. Garneau: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garneau popped out to first
            • T. La Stella: La Stella flied out to left
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
            • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
            • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
            • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker lined out to center
            • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto flied out to right
            • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Trout fouled out to first
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ohtani singled to left
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton singled to right, Ohtani to third
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)