It all seemed to be going fine in the beginning, at least on the pitching front. Garrett Richards pitched through the Houston Astros lineup without giving up a hit. But then, he walked Jose Altuve. It would seem fine. Just one walk; however, two outs later, Chris Carter came up to the plate and launched a home run over Mike Trout in center field. Still, it was just two runs. Yet, there was a sense of struggle that was felt. The Halos have been having trouble getting the engine to start up.
That engine finally revved up just a little bit when Josh Hamilton hit a home run of his own in the bottom of the sixth inning. With the score being 2-1, the push would have to be now. But that push never came (and it would come later). In the seventh inning, the Astros added two more runs via a Matt Dominguez single and a Marwin Gonzalez sacrifice bunt.
Finally, in the eighth inning, there was a rally. Albert Pujols hit a single and Mark Trumbo later hit a double to put men on second and third with one out. Howie Kendrick then came up and hit a sacrifice fly ball. After that, Chris Iannetta (one of the Angels pulling his weight) put himself into a double play which scored another run. The score was 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth.
The ninth inning started with Hank Conger pinch hitting for Andrew Romine and struck out. Newcomer Luis Jimenez followed-up with a walk which allowed J.B. Shuck to come to the diamond. Shuck flew out. With two outs, Mike Trout delivered a single. Finally, Albert Pujols came up to the plate -- two outs, men on base. How did he fare? A walk-off double! Angels win! As Victor Rojas would say, LIGHT THAT BABY UP!