ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Erick Aybar and Vernon Wells homered during a three-run sixth inning, Mark Trumbo atoned for a two-run error with three RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Tuesday night.
The Angels' 11th victory in 16 games put them over the .500 mark for the first time since June 3, and kept them 1½ games behind first-place Texas in the AL West.
Wells, who came in batting .205, tied a career high with four hits — the most he's had in 54 games with the Angels since coming over in a trade with Toronto.
Washington is 0-2 under new manager Davey Johnson after winning 13 of its previous 15 games. Laynce Nix was 4 for 4 with a home run, but the Nationals committed a season-worst five errors after making just 19 in 53 games since May 1.