On Tuesday, the 30-year-old Iannetta tied a season high with three hits, including a double and a two-run homer as the Halos doubled up the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-6, at the Rogers Centre. Iannetta's blast, the last of four Los Angeles homers on the night, came in the sixth frame with one on to give the Angels a seven-run cushion in the eventual triumph. On Thursday, the Providence, Rhode Island native singled, walked and scored the Angels' first run of the game as they went on to edge the Jays, 4-3, to complete a threegame sweep. The next night, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill product went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two runs scored as the Houston Astros topped the Angels, 9-7, at Minute Maid Park. Despite the loss, Iannetta was one of four Angel batters with multiple hits. In a Saturday evening tilt between the two teams, the fourth round pick in the 2004 Draft (by Colorado) put together another 2-for-4 showing, launching a solo shot in the third frame and singling home a run an inning later to guide the Angels to a 6-2 win. His second straight multi-hit game marked the first such occurrence for the eight-year veteran since April 16th and 19th of this season.
Other noteworthy performances this past week included Iannetta's teammates Kole Calhoun (.407, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI), Josh Hamilton (.400, 5 extra-base hits, 6 RBI) and Trumbo (.357, 6 extra-base hits, 6 RBI); Houston's Matt Dominguez (.400, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI); Oakland's Josh Donaldson (.444, 2 HR, 6 RBI); Kansas City's Alex Gordon (.308, 3 HR, 4 RBI); Toronto's Moises Sierra (.524, 6 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI); Detroit's Rick Porcello (1-0, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 SO in a complete game on September 10th at the White Sox); and Cleveland's Carlos Santana (.423, 1 HR, 4 RBI) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2-0, 0.59 ERA, 15.1 IP, 1 BB, 18 SO).
In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Chris Iannetta will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.