Tigers 4 Angels 5 (!)
“You’re grounded!” Javy Baez exclaimed as he tucked in the Angels goodnight. “There’s only room in this town for the one of us.” The Detroit Tigers’ shortstop grounded the ball to third base. Willi Castro scores. Baez grounded to third base again for a groundout again, later in the game. Again, Willi Castro scored. In extras, Baez reached into the LHH batter’s box to poke a ground ball into right field for the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. The Angels didn’t take to that kindly, responding with several runs scored and the victory.
In the bottom of the 10th, Baez (the star of the show) botched a throw home for what would have put the Angels to bed. However, the throw was on the wrong side of home and fumbled by the catcher.
A run scored, and another would come home on Sierra’s terrific sacrifice squeeze to first base. The Angels WIN IT BABY!! In the words of a wise man (and not the author of this post), “man, that was sexy.”
Our favorite fishman, Mike Trout, got things cooking early with a straightaway slam towards the ficus trees.
The Angels kept it going when an inning later, Mike Ford went yard. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Jo Adell made it back-to-back with this oppo-taco. This was especially nice to see, as this came on (1) offspeed (2) away.