ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-runner Tyler Wade slid home when Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas bobbled Max Stassi’s grounder in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels swept a two-game interleague series with a 4-3 victory over Miami on Tuesday night.
Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer and Jack Mayfield had an RBI triple for the Angels, who went 3-3 on their season-opening homestand.
Jazz Chisholm hit a tying two-run homer in the seventh and Jesús Luzardo had a career-high 12 strikeouts over five sharp innings in his season debut for the Marlins, who lost four of five on their season-opening California road trip.
After Mayfield drew a one-out walk from Anthony Bender (0-1) in the ninth, Wade’s steal of second base was upheld by video review. The Marlins thought Wade’s trailing foot had been blocked off the bag by Chisholm.
Wade advanced on a wild pitch and then scored when Rojas couldn’t cleanly field Stassi’s hard-hit grounder at the drawn-in infield.
Closer Raisel Iglesias (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Angels.
Luzardo was outstanding amid the late-afternoon shadows at Angel Stadium, striking out seven of the Halos’ first 10 batters — including Shohei Ohtani twice. He struck out the side in the fifth before manager Don Mattingly pulled him on 76 pitches, leaving him tied with Dontrelle Willis and Wei-Yin Chen for the franchise record for strikeouts by a left-hander.
Patrick Sandoval allowed three hits and an unearned run over four innings in his first start of the season for the Angels. The left-hander’s first start was supposed to be Friday, but was pushed back four days due to arm fatigue.
Rendon was in a 1-for-15 slump to start the season before he pulled a slider from Tanner Scott into the short left field porch at Angel Stadium in the sixth to put Los…