Angels Rout Cubs

Los Angeles 13, Chicago 2

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    AP
    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, left, wipes the sweat from his face as he listens to pitching coach Chris Bosio, right, with first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Welington Castillo joining them at the mound during the first inning.

    Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

    Mark Trumbo and Brendan Harris also homered for the Angels.

    All five of the Angels' home runs were no-doubters. They hit a pair during a five-run first inning and then followed with three more in a six-run fifth, providing more than enough support for C.J. Wilson (9-6).

    The Angels have won 11 of 14. Once 12 games under .500, they are now within two games of the break-even mark — since June 12, they have the best record in baseball at 17-8.

    The Cubs had their four-game winning streak snapped, a day after they hit five home runs to beat the Angels