Mike Trout homers again, Albert Pujols injured in Angels’ 11-3 win over A’s

Mike Trout, Danny Valencia, Sean Manaea

Angels center fielder Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the A’s in the first inning Friday.

(Matt York / Associated Press)

Highlights of the Angels’ 11-3 win over Oakland at Hohokam Stadium:

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit the first pitch he saw for a home run, and the Angels piled on the offense throughout the game. Twelve players recorded hits. Yunel Escobar had two to keep his average at .500. … Catcher Geovany Soto went two four two with a double. Bench candidates Ji-Man Choi, Jefry Marte and Gregorio Petit added doubles, and utility infielder Cliff Pennington tripled. … The Angels struck out twice in 45 plate appearances.

ON THE MOUND: In relief of starter Jered Weaver, right-handers Fernando Salas, Cory Rasmus and Yunesky Maya each threw a scoreless inning, although Maya first loaded the bases. Rasmus threw 16 pitches, walked one and struck out three and remarkably did not induce one swing. …Left-hander Greg Mahle entered with a runner on base in the seventh inning and retired three consecutive hitters. The 2014 draftee remains in consideration for an opening-day bullpen spot.

EXTRA BASES: Albert Pujols was hit in the right foot by a fastball from Oakland’s Sean Manaea in the third inning. He stayed in the game to run the bases, but was removed after the inning. The Angels’ team physician diagnosed him with a bruised foot, and the team said he is day-to-day. Pujols had surgery on the foot in November, and the ball struck the scar from that surgery, Manager Mike Scioscia said. … With 13 wins, 8 losses and four ties, the Angels own the second-best winning percentage in Cactus League play. Arizona is first. … Shortstop Andrelton Simmons successfully stole second base even though Manaea appeared to have him picked off. Trout also stole a base.


UP NEXT: vs. Padres on Saturday, 1 p.m., at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West.

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