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Matt Palmer Gets the W in 16 Inning Angels Win

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Final Score in Anaheim in 16 Innings: Indians 3, Angels 4

Torii Hunter scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Mathis in the bottom of the 16th inning to make a winner out of a deserving Matt Palmer whose return to the team from an extended rehab from the disabled list.

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Closer Fernando Rodney blew a save and what would have been Scott Kazmir's 9th win of the season. Kaz threw 88 pitches in 6 IP, striking out six Indians and allowing only one ER on two hits. Jordan Walden struck out the side in the 7th but allowed a solo homer that let the Tribe closer. With the score tied at 3 in the bottom of the 9th, Alberto Callaspo was tagged out at home for the final out running from 3B on a Wild Pitch. Home Plate Umpire Joe West called him out on a tag from Pitcher Joe Smith after Lou Marson chased down the ball at the backstop and tossed it to Smith.

In the 11th inning, the Angels loaded the bases with one out. The Indians intentionally walked Callaspo to get to Jeff Mathis, who popped out a squeeze with the bases loaded. Then Erick Aybar struck out on 3 pitches. Mathis was a defensive substitution for Mike Napoli. Are we as predictable as a sunrise?

The Angels had 6 hits in 16 innings and it was no surprise that Bill McDonald and Jose Mota had a team sponsor for CarM@x shilling for his product on the postgame airwaves.

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