ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 28: Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lays down a bunt with two out in the ninth inning to score Torii Hunter from third base with the winning run against the Cleveland Indians on April 28, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 4-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 4, Indians 3 ...In a game that neither team seemed to be able to give away late, Howie Kendrick sent the first pitch from Cleveland reliever Chris Perez in between the pitcher and the 1Bman and Torii Hunter jogged home to break a 3-3 tie with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th. Ervin Santana had pitched a quality start but was behind 3-0 until Hunter launched a 3-Run bomb in the 6th.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was tossed in the 2nd inning for arguing a called check swing strike on Hideki Matsui, perhaps the most ridiculous call of the young season. On the postgame radio show, Scioscia compared it to swinging while the catcher throws the ball back to the pitcher and was still insistent that there was no intent on the part of Matsui to swing at the pitch in question. Left to their own devices, the Angels hacked and hawed but Howie's mad scientist magic in the bottom of the 9th with a man on 3rd was the best call of 2010 so far.
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Panther of the Game
Torii Hunter (361 votes)
Howie Kendrick (241 votes)
602 total votes