The Angels are 26-17, and much of the reason is that they've played much better defense than last year. They have been the best team in baseball at converting balls in play into outs this season.
Sandoval took a shutout into the eighth inning and gave up one run, lowering his ERA to 1.79. The Angels also got homers from Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.
Ward is out with a stinger, which affects the nerves in his neck and shoulder. He has missed the past two games. He is hoping to play again on Tuesday after an MRI exam on Monday.