Los Angeles Dodgers are now four victories ahead of their neighboring rivals, Los Angeles Angels. Angels chase for the postseason has become more difficult; they still lag behind division-leading Houston Astros by 11 ½ games. However, they have managed to stay afloat in the wild-card race despite of losing Tyler Skaggs.
On Wednesday, Angels managed a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers. This victory meant a lot to Angels as the team tries to identify itself before the July 31 trade deadline. Now Angels have a record of 12 wins in their last 18 games, a history of 54-49 and over 500 in five games.
In their biggest winning of the year at Angels Stadium, Mike Trout ran out of the batter’s box on a ground ball to shortstop with a runner on the first inning. Trout run at a speed of 30.7 feet, almost four feet per second better than average base running speed.
For most of the game, Trout remained out of Dodger’s reach. He scored quickly as Kole Calhoun shot a two-out throw. His RBIs provided a flavor in the game.
The Dodger proved futile against Angels as they tried their best to avoid a sweep. Dodgers were ahead of Angels starter Jaime Barria in counts, but he kept them from advancing past first base in his five innings.
Despite losing to Angels, Dodgers has 67 wins, which is the most in the major league. They also have a 15 game led in their division ahead of San Francisco Giants who presented them a threat.