Starting Pitcher Jered Weaver got out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the first inning and his Angels teammates rewarded him with 8 runs in the top of the 2nd inning. That was all he would need and the Halos cruised to a 12-3 victory over the D-Backs.
The big hits in the big inning were a 2-run double by Jeff Mathis and a 2-run tribple by Maicer Izturis. To complete the cycle in that inning, Torii Hunter hit a 2-Run Homerun for the 7th and 8th run of the inning to chase D-Back starter Billy Buckner.
The Angels have now beaten the National League West in interleague 12 times this season against only 4 losses. They remain a half-game behind another team for first place in the American League West.