Ohtani, Trout homer as Angels sweep Red Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout homered in the same game for the 26th time, leading the Los Angeles Angels to their fourth straight win and a sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-3 victory Wednesday night.

Rookie Zach Neto hit a three-run homer during the Angels’ four-run second inning and added a double in his first three-hit game for Los Angeles, which has won six of seven overall.

The Angels’ MVP duo came through in the early innings. Ohtani connected in the third for his team-leading 12th homer of the season, taking James Paxton (1-1) to the opposite field with his fourth shot in 10 days. The pitch was 3.74 feet above the ground, making it the second-highest pitch on which Ohtani has ever homered.

Trout followed in the fourth with a two-run shot off Nick Pivetta, matching Ohtani’s season total with his fourth homer in seven days. The three-time AL MVP also passed Joe DiMaggio with his 362nd career homer.

The Angels are now 4-0 this season when Ohtani and Trout homer in the same game, something that has happened 26 times since Ohtani joined the Angels in 2018. That’s the third-most by teammates in that span, trailing only Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy (33) and Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (28), according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Tyler Anderson (2-0) yielded five hits and one run over six innings for his first victory in eight starts. The veteran left-hander had seven straight no-decisions since his debut for Los Angeles on April 2, but he improved his ERA to 3.14 in his last five starts after a rocky beginning to his Angels career.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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