It’s been a heck of a two-game series, hasn’t it? The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels will have left fans wanting more after their short series that has left many wondering if this is the way it will be all season in the American League West. After Monday’s rally from the Angels, as well as trash-throwing from the fans in response to the Astros’ cheating scandal, there was yet another fine showing from both teams on Tuesday as the two played what almost seemed like a playoff game- again.
Mike Trout had homered in Shohei Ohtani and himself in the bottom of the first to give the Angels a 2-0 lead early. Second inning back-to-back solo homers from Kyle Tucker and Aledmys Diaz, however, quickly knotted the score back up at two apiece. It would stay that way for quite a long time, too. All the way until the top of the ninth, that is, when Carlos Correa came to the plate and smacked a two-run home run that drove in Chas McCormick. That gave them a 4-2 edge that they would not let slip in the bottom half of the frame, sending them to 5-1 through six games and the Angels to 4-2 at this early stage. These are the games you love to see; even if it’s still ‘only’ April and we’re less than ten games into the season.