It took the first hit of the 2015 MLB All-Star game for Los Angeles Angels fans to realize just how lucky they are. Mike Trout mashed a homer on his first try against Dodgers ace Zack Greinke, and he and the rest of the Angels enjoyed the All-Star game in style. Trout wasn’t the only Angels star to partake, either, as Hector Santiago and Albert Pujols also enjoyed Tuesday’s game, while Pujols also took part in Monday night’s historic Home Run Derby.
While L.A.’s place in this year’s All-Star events was fun, they won’t have a whole lot of time to relax before they turn right back around for an intense four-game series with the Bostons Red Sox. Boston had the upper hand in this series earlier in the year, when they took two of three games, and the Angels will hope to reverse those results this time around, as they try to hold on to a narrow half-game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West.
Angels tickets could easily return solid value in this series, win or lose, as Los Angeles and Boston definitely gave fans plenty of bang for their buck in the first series, when they combined for 35 total runs. And that shouldn’t be too surprising, considering how both teams are loaded offensively, which is why tickets to see the Red Sox, home or away, are always a main attraction.
For the first game of this series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Angels and Red Sox tickets are averaging $68.21 on the secondary market, with a $13 get-in price. Boston currently sits in last place in the AL East at 42-47, but have made waves recently to get back into the race for division supremacy, being only 6.5 games back of first place. Thus, they’ll most likely come out swinging after nearly a week off, which could help to ensure another high-scoring series between these two clubs.
There’s arguably even more value in the next two games, as fans can enjoy fireworks in game two ($88.62 on average), while game three features a unique “Kids Run the Bases” promotion ($62.32 on average). There’s also significant value in Los Angeles parking from ParkWhiz.com, which has spots for all four games starting as low as just $7.50.
However, it is the series finale on Monday that could provide the best value overall, as Angels tickets drop all the way down to just $51.67 on average, while fans can hit the cheap seats for only $8. That ends up being a $28 drop from L.A.’s average game-price on the year, yet fans get a decisive game four featuring Trout and Pujols going up against the likes of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval and David Ortiz. No matter which game you catch, with both teams possessing immense firepower in their respective lineups, there could be a lot of runs scored all weekend long to kick off Major League Baseball’s second half.