“First couple of at-bats, he was pitching me in and I was changing my approach, which I shouldn’t have,” Trout said of his strikeout and groundout. “I just tried to stay up the middle and I got a pitch to hit.”
Nicasio also gave up solo homers to Howie Kendrick and Matt Long in 4 1-3 innings. Albert Pujols went 2 for 4.
Carlos Gonzalez wrapped a two-run homer around the right-field foul pole off Weaver in the first.
With runners at first and third with one out in the 10th, manager Mike Scioscia moved Long from left field to between first and second. Jason Pridie then hit a grounder directly at Long, who turned a 7-6-3 double play to end the game.
“He was the only right-hander out there (in the outfield),” Scioscia said of Long. “And he played second base for 80 games last year.”
Drew Stubbs’ RBI double in the ninth off Yoslan Herrera tied it for Colorado.
Angels: Weaver was experimenting in his outing.
“I threw a lot of offspeed pitches. Trying to get a feel for that today,” Weaver said. “One bad pitch to Gonzalez. During the season, I probably wouldn’t have thrown a slider down and in.”
“I thought he had a great outing,” Weiss said. “I thought (two) of the homers were windblown. Trout hit his ball good, but with no wind I don’t think that ball gets out.”