OAKLAND -- Center fielder
"Those are things you can't control," Trout said after the Angels blew leads of 5-0 in the second inning and 6-5 in the sixth to fall 13 games behind the first-place A's in the
The Angels scored four runs in the first inning on run-scoring singles by
But Angels starter
Cespedes followed with a towering fly to shallow right-center field that Trout appeared to have a bead on but lost in the sun. The ball dropped for a run-scoring single and a 5-5 tie.
"I got to the spot and saw it mostly the whole way," Trout said. "Every step I took to find it, it would go right back in the sun."
Aybar's run-scoring double gave the Angels a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning, but
The ball dropped between Trout and left fielder
"I got a late jump," Trout said. "It was one of those plays where we both looked at each other, and it fell. A little miscommunication cost us. We got to a spot, and he thought I was camped under it."
Blame the sun, Manager
"Sometimes that sun makes you tentative in your actions," Scioscia said. "You have to wait for it to clear, it's tough to go hard, and it will create more of that indecision when two fielders are coming in at the same time."
With temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees in Arlington, Texas, Angels ace
Weaver took two bags of intravenous fluids and warmed up on an indoor mound before giving up two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 victory. The right-hander began that game with a 2-7 record and 5.21 earned-run average in 14 starts at Texas.
"Humidity is my kryptonite," said Weaver, who is 4-1 with a 1.32 ERA in his last six starts. "That bullpen in Texas is one of the hottest in the league. Warming up inside definitely helped. You're not all sweaty and worn out by the time you get through with your bullpen."