Mike Trout had not recorded a hit with a runner in scoring position all month. Johnny Giavotella had not notched an extra-base hit. The Angels had not scored more than seven runs.
They did all of them Tuesday night, in their best offensive performance of 2016, a 9-4 win over Kansas City at Angel Stadium in which they reached base 19 times.
“We pressured them, we set the table, and we got big hits with runners in scoring position,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Those are all good indicators.”
The game began...