Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout hit a go-ahead homer and scored from first base on a single as the hosts rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Dodgers 8-5 on Friday in their all-Los Angeles interleague clash.
Angels starter Dan Haren (5-7) allowed nine hits over five innings with five strikeouts.
Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley (4-6) gave up six runs in five innings. He is 1-5 with a 5.36 ERA in seven career starts against the Angels.
METS 6, YANKEES 4
In New York, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer off a fielder’s glove as the Mets hung on to beat the Yankees in the New York subway series.
The game began after a rain delay of nearly an hour and the Mets immediately set up a big buffer, scoring five runs with two outs in the first inning.
Justin Turner had a two-run single and Davis followed with a fly ball to rightfield that a leaping Nick Swisher got his glove on.
However, when he hit the wall, the ball was nudged over the top of the fence for a 5-0 lead.
Still, the homer-happy Yankees rallied with three late drives. Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones went long against Jonathon Niese (5-3). Robinson Cano added a two-run shot in the eighth to cut it to 6-4.
That brought out Mets closer Frank Francisco, who made headlines in New York this week by saying: “I can’t wait to face those chickens,” and expressing his desire to strike out the side against the Yankees.
In a heavy drizzle, Francisco got the last out on a popup with two runners on base, sending the Yankees to their third straight loss.
BRAVES 4, RED SOX 1
In Boston, Atlanta pitcher Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting Boston to one run.
Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7-2/3 innings, giving up only two hits.
In other interleague play, it was:
‧ Orioles 2, Nationals 1
‧ Giants 5, Athletics 4
‧ Pirates 4, Tigers 1
‧ Rangers 4, Rockies 1
‧ Blue Jays 12, Marlins 5
‧ Brewers 1, White Sox 0,
‧ Cardinals 11, Royals 4
‧ Twins 5, Reds 4
‧ Indians 2, Astros 0
In the National League, it was:
‧ Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 1