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Walker hits 2 HRs, Pederson adds a grand slam and the D-backs coast past the Angels 11-1

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Walker hits 2 HRs, Pederson adds a grand slam and the D-backs coast past the Angels 11-1
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Walker hits 2 HRs, Pederson adds a grand slam and the D-backs coast past the Angels 11-1

2024-06-14 13:26 Last Updated At:13:30

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit two homers, Joc Pederson added a late grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted past the Los Angeles Angels 11-1 on Thursday night.

Arizona won two of three in the series and eight of its last 12 overall.

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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Hunter Strickland, center, pauses on the mound as he is flanked by third baseman Luis Rengifo, left, and shortstop Zach Neto as Angels manager Ron Washington walks to the mound to replace Strickland during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit two homers, Joc Pederson added a late grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted past the Los Angeles Angels 11-1 on Thursday night.

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mickey Moniak dives in vain for a double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mickey Moniak dives in vain for a double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels manager Ron Washington walks back to the dugout after replacing a pitcher during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels manager Ron Washington walks back to the dugout after replacing a pitcher during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels with Corbin Carroll (7) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels with Corbin Carroll (7) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Angels with Diamondbacks' Geraldo Perdomo, back left, Ketel Marte, second from right, and manager Torey Lovullo, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Angels with Diamondbacks' Geraldo Perdomo, back left, Ketel Marte, second from right, and manager Torey Lovullo, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker watches his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker watches his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Walker got the D-backs' offense started in the first inning with a three-run blast on a full count. The first baseman turned on an inside fastball from Griffin Canning and hit a high-arching shot deep into the left field seats for his 14th homer of the season.

“Felt really good to come through for the team early,” Walker said. “You get a chance with a couple guys on, to be able to make that count in the first, that's good.”

His 15th long ball came just two innings later when another powerful swing sent Canning's hanging slider 464 feet and over the left-center wall to give the D-backs a 4-0 lead.

Walker is on pace for his third straight 30-homer season and has won a Gold Glove each of the past two seasons. He's never been an All-Star, but there's little doubt about his importance in the middle of the D-backs' lineup.

It was his second two-homer game of the season and 11th of his career.

“It's just a pure swing," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “If I was going to teach someone a swing, I'd tell them to watch Christian Walker. It's just a really nice, simple approach. There's a high level of intensity, there's a high level of intelligence on every at-bat.”

Arizona righty Brandon Pfaadt (3-5) gave up one run on six hits and three walks, striking out eight. It was a nice bounce back by the 25-year-old, who had given up 13 runs over his previous 18 1/3 innings.

“When Walker does that twice early in the game, it gets the party started,” Pfaadt said. “I think it's a lot easier to attack the zone, make some pitches early and frees up the zone.”

Kevin Newman had three hits, including a two-run single. Pederson's grand slam — the third of his career — came in the seventh off Luis García and traveled 430 feet into the right-center seats.

Pederson added a run-scoring single in the eighth for a five RBI night. The D-backs needed just nine hits to do their damage, while also coaxing six walks.

Canning (2-7) gave up four runs on four hits and a walk in six innings, pitching fairly well except for Walker's two homers.

“He competed,” Angels manager Ron Washington said. “We were in the game until the seventh inning. A hit here, a hit here, maybe a double somewhere along the line, it's a different ballgame.”

Los Angeles' Mickey Moniak had a two-out, RBI single in the fourth to cut Arizona's advantage to 4-1. Luis Rengifo added two hits.

The Angels have dropped four of their past six games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: CF Alek Thomas (hamstring) hit a home run on Thursday while on a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League. He's expected to return soon.

UP NEXT

Angels: LHP Tyler Anderson (5-6, 2.63 ERA) will start the opener of a road series against the Giants on Friday. San Francisco will throw RHP Spencer Howard (0-0, 2.03 ERA).

Diamondbacks: RHP Ryne Nelson (3-5, 5.96 ERA) will start the opener of a home series against the White Sox on Friday. Chicago will throw RHP Chris Flexen (2-5, 5.06 ERA).

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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Hunter Strickland, center, pauses on the mound as he is flanked by third baseman Luis Rengifo, left, and shortstop Zach Neto as Angels manager Ron Washington walks to the mound to replace Strickland during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Hunter Strickland, center, pauses on the mound as he is flanked by third baseman Luis Rengifo, left, and shortstop Zach Neto as Angels manager Ron Washington walks to the mound to replace Strickland during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mickey Moniak dives in vain for a double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mickey Moniak dives in vain for a double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels manager Ron Washington walks back to the dugout after replacing a pitcher during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels manager Ron Washington walks back to the dugout after replacing a pitcher during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels with Corbin Carroll (7) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels with Corbin Carroll (7) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Angels with Diamondbacks' Geraldo Perdomo, back left, Ketel Marte, second from right, and manager Torey Lovullo, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) celebrates his home run against the Los Angeles Angels with Diamondbacks' Geraldo Perdomo, back left, Ketel Marte, second from right, and manager Torey Lovullo, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker watches his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker watches his three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

LONDON (AP) — Human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife, Spanish police said Monday.

It is likely to be the body of Jay Slater, though formal identification has not been made, police said.

“The Mountain Rescue and Intervention Group of the Civil Guard has located the lifeless body of a young man in the Masca area after 29 days of constant search,” according to the statement. “All indications indicate that it could be the young British man who has been missing since last June 17."

LBT Global, a charity that supported Slater’s family, said the body was found with Slater’s clothing and possessions near the last location of his mobile phone.

Slater, 19, was last seen as he set out to walk from Masca, a village in the northwest of the Canary Island, to where he had been staying in Los Cristianos in the south. It was a trip that would have taken about 11 hours on foot over rugged terrain.

Slater frantically called his friend, Lucy Law, that morning and said he was “lost in the mountains, he wasn’t aware of his surroundings, he desperately needed a drink and his phone was on 1%,” she said.

Police said the body was found in a very remote area and that an autopsy will be performed “to confirm that the death was accidental.”

Slater, an apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle in northwest England, had attended a music festival the day before his disappearance.

Undated family handout issued by LBT Global on Monday July 15, 2024, of Jay Slater. Human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife, Spanish police said Monday. (Family Handout/LBT Global via AP)

Undated family handout issued by LBT Global on Monday July 15, 2024, of Jay Slater. Human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife, Spanish police said Monday. (Family Handout/LBT Global via AP)

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