David Fletcher doubled to start off the game. A nice bunt by Tommy La Stella put Fletcher at third with one out. Mike Trout chopped one to third and the contact play worked thanks to a bad throw by Matt Chapman. Anthony Rendon reached on an error and Shohei Ohtani walked to load the bases with one out whereupon, Brian Goodwin promptly lined into a double play to end the inning. OK. That was disappointing, but at least the Angels got the lead.
Griffin Canning started off his game with a four pitch walk to Marcus Semien. Uh oh! He settled down, though, and got through the first inning unscathed. He even struck out Matt Olson. I love it when a plan comes together.
Jo Adell doubled to start off the second inning and the Angels were in business once again. Jason Castro struck out but Luis Rengifo came through with an infield single to advance Adell to third. Matt Chapman flubbed an obvious double play ball from Fletcher and Adell scored. The Angels scored two more on a Mike Trout double and they were up by four runs. Is that even allowed?
Gifted with four runs, Griffin Canning walked another batter who ended up scoring on a double by Tony Kemp. He got out of the second inning without further damage.
There was a bit of a hiatus with neither pitcher giving up a run until Matt Chapman hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and Matt Olson doubled in a run in the fifth to end Canning’s day. At least he left with a lead which Matt Andriese held on to by the skin of his teeth through the seventh inning.
Ty Buttrey came in for the eighth inning and almost gave up extra bases to Matt Olson were it not for a great diving catch by Mike Trout. Buttrey converted a six out save for the win!