The Angels were in a pitching duel from hell early. Shohei Ohtani only allowed one run over six innings, but Shane McClanahan struck out eleven Halos in 7 IP, allowing no runs on only three hits and a walk.
Shoehei threw 35 balls and 57 strikes in his 92 pitches. 5 Rays K’d while two walked.
Taylor Ward entered the game as a pinch hitter with a man on and two outs in the bottom of the eighth down 2-0 and hit a game-tying home run. Props to Tyler Wade for getting a single prior to the Ward appearance.
Raisel Iglesias took the mound in the top of the ninth and despite walking one Ray got out of it clean. But the Angels couldn’t do anything in the bottom of the frame and we went to extras.
Then we lost. Whatever. It was sort of set up to be the game that we gave to them after taking the first two of the series and not starting Trout or Ward, both of whom entered the game late late late but for naught.