ANAHEIM – Another extra inning game with a dramatic finish, this time, not ending in the Los Angeles Angels favor as they fell to the Oakland Athletics 10-9 in eleven innings.
Josh Donaldson came up large in the clutch with a RBI double in the eleventh scoring Jed Lowrie from first. It ended up being the game winning RBI. Donaldson finished the day going 3-for-6 with his lone RBI being the game winning RBI. Jed Lowrie finished the night going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs, an RBI, and a walk.
Garrett Richards was the Angels starting pitcher for the day. Richards went seven full innings while allowing five runs (earned) on eight hits and two free passes. Richards had five sit’em downs on 91 pitches, 81 of which were a mixture of fastballs and sliders.
Kole Calhoun had himself quite a day 3-for-6, scoring three times, and missing a cycle by a triple (single, double, home run). Calhoun’s home run came in the fourth, bringing home another with him giving Calhoun two RBI on the night. In the bottom of the eleventh though, Calhoun rolled his ankle on a close play at first and was carried off the field by trainers.
Calhoun began a rally in the ninth with a leadoff double. While trailing by two, Mike Trout turned that into a faint memory very quick. On a 2-1 count, Trout sent a shot to souvenir city in left center for a two-run, game tying home run. Trout finished the day going 3-for-6 as well, also missing the cycle by a triple, and also scoring twice over the night, including three he brought home with his bat.
Final from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California:
Athletics, 10 Angels, 9
W – Jim Johnson (2-2, 7.56)
L – Yoslan Herrera (0-1, 4.50)
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