“It feels like there’s times when we’re getting ready to turn a corner, and then we lose games like this,” Angels starter Andrew Heaney said. “I think guys are ready to turn that corner.”
The three-time AL MVP took a share of the major league lead with his ninth homer in 17 games this season, a two-run shot in the first inning. Trout has a whopping eight homers in 11 games in August since he became a father for the first time.
Betts tied it with a bases-loaded single in the second. This Freeway Series is the first since Betts agreed to a 12-year, $365 million contract extension stretching through 2032 that will keep him in this rivalry even longer than Trout’s current contract, a 12-year, $426.5 million deal through 2030.
Betts’ homer was his eighth of the season and his fourth in three games. He has 11 RBIs in his last seven games as he heats up along with his new team.
“We still have a long way to go, a couple of guys that haven’t swung the bat well that we need to…