Light That Baby Up, 5-4 Win!

WALK OFF ! ! ! - USA TODAY Sports

The Angels faced the Astros in another game that resulted in a... WIN! The youngsters from Houston were on track to hand Anaheim their sixth loss in a row but Albert said NO!

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!

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