Angels break franchise record vs. Rockies by 25 runs, including record 13 runs

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The Los Angeles Angels set a new franchise record for runs scored on Saturday night with 25 against the Colorado Rockies (box score). In addition, they tied a franchise record for their most runs scored in one inning with 13. The Angels posted that 13 during the third inning, a frame in which they also connected for back-to-back-to-back home runs. Look:

That’s Mike Trout, Brandon Drury and Matt Thaiss each launching solo blasts to start the frame and give the Angels a 5-0 lead on the night. The Angels were also far from finished in their half of the frame. Here’s the rest of their score from the third inning, broken down into handy bullet points:

  • Jared Ward singled to left, Eduardo Escobar scored, Mickey Moniak to third (6-0);
  • Shohei Ohtani singled to shallow center, Moniak scored, Ward to second (7-0);
  • Drury singled to center right, Ohtani and Ward scored, Trout to third base (9-0);
  • Hunter Renfroe doubled to deep right, Thaiss, Drury and Trout scored (11-0);
  • Escobar singled to center right, Renfroe scored (13-0);
  • Moniak homered to center right, Escobar scored (15-0)

The Angels had previously scored 13 points in a frame twice. The most recent time took place on May 12, 1997. That was against the Chicago White Sox. The other time was in September 1978 when they posted 13 against the Texas Rangers. That rally was notable as the Angels scored only two extra-base hits (both doubles) during the frame. Otherwise, they did their damage with seven runscoring basehits.

Recently recalled infielder David Fletcher led all Angels with five runs batted in. Outfielder Mickey Moniak, first baseman Hunter Renfroe and second baseman Brandon Drury each batted in four.

The Angels opened Saturday with a 41-36 record in the regular season, placing them in third place in the American League West. Earlier this week, general manager Perry Minasian suggested that the team is unlikely to trade impending free agent and two-way player Shohei Ohtani before the August 1 deadline.

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