ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With Mike Trout out for the night and Albert Pujols finally out for the season, Jered Weaver was only out of sync for one inning.
That's still enough to doom the down-and-out Los Angeles Angels.
Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer during Cleveland's four-run fourth, and Zach McAllister pitched into the seventh inning of the Indians' 5-2 victory Monday night.
Weaver (7-7) allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings in his second straight loss for the Angels, who have dropped 11 of 15 overall.
Los Angeles' longtime ace got into serious trouble only in the fourth, but the Indians didn't need any more.
"Things just got away from me a little bit," Weaver said. "I was feeling good all night, and my location was good, but I just had one blowup inning and it ended up being the difference in the game."
Weaver got little offensive support from the Angels' lineup, which was missing key contributors — a familiar problem for the Halos in this miserable season.
Before Mark Trumbo's ninth-inning homer, Los Angeles managed to get just three runners in scoring position — all in the fourth inning.
Trout sat out to rest his right hamstring for the Angels, who learned before the game they'll be without Pujols for the rest of the season. Los Angeles is shutting down the $240 million slugger who partially tore the plantar fascia in his left foot last month.
"You try not to chalk it up to any kind of excuses," said Trumbo, who drove in both runs for the Angels. "(Injuries aren't) really an excuse, but it's definitely a lot more easy to come to terms with, when you think about how many quality players have missed a significant amount of time."
Nick Swisher homered and threw out Trumbo at the plate for the Indians, who won for just the fifth time in 14 games to regain ground in the AL Central.
The Indians (67-58) trail first-place Detroit by 6½ games and sit 4½ games out of the second wild-card spot.
McAllister (6-7) gave up five hits while striking out five, earning his second straight victory after a six-start winless stretch.
The 6-foot-6 right-hander was sharp in the opening game of the Indians' only series at the Big A this season, combining with three relievers to hold the Angels to six hits.
"You know you've got to keep it close to have a chance against a pitcher like (Weaver)," McAllister said. "Having that big inning was huge, and we were able to take it from there."
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