KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols followed Mike Trout's two-out walk in the sixth inning by driving a 2-and-1 pitch from
AT THE PLATE:
ON THE MOUND: Garrett Richards delivered his second strong start since failing to complete the first inning of an 8-2 loss to New York at Yankee Stadium on June 6, giving up one unearned run and four hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking three to improve to 7-4 with a 3.59 earned-run average. Joe Smith gave up one hit in a scoreless eighth, and
IN THE FIELD: Kubitza, the Angels third baseman, made a diving stop of A.J. Pollock's seventh-inning shot toward the hole, got up and threw wide of first base. But Pujols made a lunging catch while falling to the ground and kept his right foot on the bag for the out.
HOMECOMING: Right fielder Kole Calhoun, who grew up in Phoenix and played at Arizona State, is looking forward to his first big league game in
DRAFT UPDATE: The Angels agreed to terms with their second- and third-round picks, Georgia high school outfielder Jahmai Jones and Texas A&M right-hander Grayson Long. Jones signed for more than $1 million, which was over his $880,000 suggested slot value, and Grayson signed for his slot value of $548,600. The Angels have signed 26 of 40 picks.
REHAB REPORT: Reserve outfielder