Moniak Has 3 Hits, Anderson Goes 5-plus Strong Innings in Angels’ 8–6 Victory Over Giants

Moniak Has 3 Hits, Anderson Goes 5-plus Strong Innings in Angels’ 8–6 Victory Over Giants
Zach Neto (9) of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco on June 14, 2024. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO—Mickey Moniak had three hits, Tyler Anderson limited San Francisco to a run in five-plus innings and the Los Angeles Angels held off the Giants 8–6 on Friday night, June 14.

Anderson (6–6), who pitched for the Giants in 2020, has held opponents to one run in five of his last six starts.

The Angels scored a run in the third, three in the third and four in the fourth. The Giants had a five-run eighth.

In the third, Taylor Ward scored from first on a bloop double to right by Kevin Pillar after Austin Slater’s throw to second was wide. Moniak, who is on a season-high six-game hit streak, then doubled in two runs to make it 4–0.

Zach Neto drilled a two-run homer to deep left-center field in the fourth. Moniak also tripled and scored in the inning to make it 8–1.

Heliot Ramos hit a three-run homer in the Giants’ five-run eighth to cut it to 8–6, but Carlos Estévez finished off the Giants in the ninth for his 11th save.

Giants starter Spencer Howard (0-1) was tagged for four runs in 2 1/3 innings, walking four and allowing seven hits. The Angels knocked around reliever Randy Rodriguez for four more runs.

Wilmer Flores had his 1,000th career hit with a single to lead off the fourth inning, later scoring the Giants’ first run.

Training Room

Angels: RHP Sam Bachman (shoulder) was reinstated from the injured list and optioned to Double-A Rocket City. … IF Miguel Sanó began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. … OF Taylor Ward (back) is expected to return to the field on Sunday but may continue to DH until he’s healthier.
Giants: SS Nick Ahmed (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Manager Bob Melvin said he could be sharing playing time with Brett Wisely, who filled in well for Ahmed at shortstop. … 1B LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring), who is aiming to return by next Thursday when the Giants play the Cardinals at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala., recently ran the bases at “70%,” according to Melvin, and may be a close call for playing in that game. … LHP Blake Snell (groin) will throw a bullpen session Saturday. Melvin is hopeful Snell will return by the end of the month.

Up Next

RHP Keaton Winn (3–7, 6.94 ERA) was set to start for the Giants on Saturday against LHP Patrick Sandoval (2–8, 5.23 ERA).
Tyler Anderson (31) of the Los Angeles Angels pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco on June 14, 2024. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Tyler Anderson (31) of the Los Angeles Angels pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco on June 14, 2024. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)