At 5:30 p.m. Friday at Minute Maid Park, Cameron Maybin participated in one last session of batting practice to prove to the Angels he was ready to be activated from the disabled list.
At 6 p.m., they reinstated him and inserted him atop their lineup. And at 7:11 p.m., the outfielder took control of a game the Angels went on to win 9-4 over the American League West-leading Houston Astros.
“I just really enjoy creating some havoc out there,” Maybin said.
Since they were shut out Wednesday in Detroit, the Angels have amassed 20 runs in two games. They reached base 20 times Friday, paced by Maybin’s two singles, double, walk and career-high four stolen bases.