Braves beat Angels; Trout headed for surgery on thumb (May 29, 2017)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Atlanta Braves took advantage Monday when the Los Angeles Angels were without their star center fielder.
They’re going to have to get used to this in Anaheim.
Matt Adams and Danny Santana each had a two-run double during a six-run third inning, and the Braves beat the Angels 6-3 on Monday after Mike Trout was placed on the disabled list.
Trout is on the DL for the first time in his career and will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He’s expected to miss six to eight weeks.
”We have to be more than one guy, and feel we are,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ”It’s a big loss in the clubhouse and on the field, but hopefully the surgery goes well and he’s back in a reasonable amount of time and we’ll have our offense in gear by the time he gets back.”
Albert Pujols hit his 598th career homer, one of three solo home runs off Julio Teheran (4-4). Teheran won his second game since April by holding the Angels to six hits – including the shots by Andrelton Simmons, Pujols and Luis Valbuena – in his 6 1/3 innings.
”He was good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ”Take away…