Somehow, some way, Matt Palmer's magic continues. The journeyman is now 7-1 after getting just enough and letting a bullpen do the rest. A Kevin Jepsen choke was quelled by scoreless relief from relievers Jason Bulger, Justin Speier and Brian Fuentes.
The highlight of the game had to have been Angels Centerfielder Gary Matthews Jr. stealing home to follow up his bases-clearing 3 RBI double. He reached 3B on a throwng error and stole home off of pitcher Max Scherzer, who took the loss. Maicer Iztursi, batting 2nd was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.
The 1st Place Angels now head to suburban Dallas for a showdown with the 2nd Place Texas Rangers.