Angels win first 24-point game in 100 years…scoring 13 in 3rd, 25 in 4th

The Angels pounded out 28 hits (five home runs) in a blowout 25-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Sunday. Both the hits and runs were franchise records. It’s also the first time in nearly 100 years that a team 안전놀이터 has won by 24 runs in MLB, since the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians) beat the Boston Red Sox 27-3 on July 7, 1923.

Hunter Lefebvre and Mickey Moniak combined to go 5-for-5 with four RBIs, while David Fletcher went 4-for-5 with five RBIs. Mike Trout, Brandon Drury and Matt Tice added three hits apiece. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani had one hit and one RBI.

Colorado’s home ballpark, Coors Field, is known as the Pitcher’s Graveyard. This is because of its high elevation (about 1.6 kilometers above sea level) and dry air, which increases the distance of batted balls. The Angels took full advantage of Coors Field and completely demolished the Colorado mound. A 13-run third inning, the first in 26 years, was the culmination of that firepower.

With two outs and a 2-0 lead, Trout lined a two-pitch fastball from Colorado starter Chase Anderson over the center field fence. Drury followed with a hard pull on Anderson’s first-pitch cut fastball, sending it over the left field fence. The next batter, Tice, had barely cooled off when he took another look at Anderson’s first-pitch curveball. This one went over the right field fence for a “back-to-back-to-back” home run.

After allowing three straight batters to homer on three pitches, Anderson was shaken when he gave up a straight fly ball to the next batter, Renfroe. The Angels took advantage, scoring a run on Moniak’s single up the middle. Two batters later, Taylor Ward and Ohtani followed with back-to-back singles to drive Anderson off the mound.

The Angels continued their offense after the pitching change. Trout singled, Drury doubled, Tice singled, Renfroe doubled, Escobar singled, and Moniak hit a two-run homer to make it 15-0. In the third inning alone, the Angels sent 16 batters to the plate, combining for 13 runs on 10 hits (four home runs) and three walks.

The Angels added eight more runs in the fourth on a three-run homer by Fletcher and RBI doubles by Renfroe and Moniak. They added single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to complete the 100-year wait.

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