ANAHEIM (CBS/AP) — Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.
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Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia was ejected by first base umpire Bob Davidson in the fifth inning for arguing after a call was overturned on replay: Trout’s towering drive to right field was touched by a fan at the top of the 18-foot wall. Originally ruled a two-run homer, Trout was awarded an RBI double.READ MORE: Santa Clara County Supes Require All-Electric Appliances, EV Charging Hookups In Push For Green Construction
Richards (6-2) allowed a run and four hits, struck out four and walked none.MORE NEWS: Amazon Web Services Reports Major Outage; Netflix, Venmo, Instacart Among Many Affected Sites
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