Mickey Moniak’s Eighth-inning homer sends Angels previous Purple Sox

Could 22, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels middle fielder Mickey Moniak (16) is greeted on the dugout after hitting a solo residence run within the eighth inning in opposition to the Boston Purple Sox at Angel Stadium.
Picture: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports activities

Jaime Barria threw 5 scoreless innings and Mickey Moniak hit a tie-breaking residence run within the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-1 victory over the Boston Purple Sox Monday evening in Anaheim, Calif

Barria was making his first begin of the season after making 10 reduction appearances. He was as much as the duty, limiting the Purple Sox to 2 hits. He struck out six and didn’t stroll a batter

Relievers Aaron Loup and Chris Devenski bought the Angels to the eighth inning, and Chase Silseth closed it out with two scoreless innings

The one run the Purple Sox scored got here within the sixth inning when Connor Wong singled, went to 3rd on a groundout and scored on a single by Masataka Yoshida, one in all his two hits within the recreation

The Purple Sox had simply 4 hits in all, however the Angels had solely 5 themselves

The sport was tied at 1-1 going to the underside of the eighth when Moniak led off the inning with a homer off Boston reliever Kutter Crawford (1-2). It was Moniak’s third homer since being referred to as up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Could 12.

Silseth (1-1) retired all six batters he confronted to earn the victory.

The Angels took the lead in opposition to Purple Sox starter Tanner Houck within the second inning when Brandon Drury walked with one out, went to 3rd on a single by Matt Thaiss and scored on a groundout by Luis Rengifo

Houck nonetheless confronted hassle as Zach Neto was hit by a pitch and Moniak adopted with a single, loading the bases for Mike Trout.

However Houck escaped, placing out Trout with a slider on a 1-2 pitch.

Houck settled in after the second and accomplished six innings, not permitting one other Angels hitter to achieve base, retiring the Angels so as within the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings

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