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Kole Calhoun Scores 4 Runs in Angels Extra Inning Win

Three-Run Eighth Inning is the difference in exciting comeback victory.

Three Hits, Four Runs, High Five.
Three Hits, Four Runs, High Five.
Hannah Foslien

Final Score in Minnesota: Angels 7 Twins 6

The Angels and Twins played tit for tat early with each team scoring a single run in the first, second and fourth inning.

Matt Shoemaker came a little back to earth in a labored start that saw him throw 90 pitches to make it through four innings. He allowed six hits, three earned runs and one walk, striking out five along the way. The absence of eaten innings pressed the bullpen into service and six pitchers relieved Shoebacca, allowing a mere run in five innings pitched.

With the score 4-3 in the top of the eighth Brennan Boesch hit a sharp comebacker off of the pitcher's elbow and was safe at 1B. A Chris Iannetta walk and a John McDonald Sacrifice set the stage for a Kole Calhoun double to the LeftCenter Gap to score two and take the lead 5-4.

Mike Trout then hit a double to score Calhoun for some insurance. But on that hit he may have angered the baseball gods when he spent a good chunk of leaving the batter's box admiting his blast to what looked to be a home run. The ball died near the high RightCenter wall and bounced off the wall. Trout could have made it a triple had he blasted out of the box a little less self-impressed. In the bottom of the ninth Trout JUST missed gloving a gap double at the wall by Trevor Plouffe off of Huston Street with two on and two out and the game was tied. Street had blown his second Save of the season.

In extras, Calhoun got right to work and led off with a base hit to start the top of the tenth inning. He would come around to score on an Erick Aybar sac fly to make it 7-6 Halos. Kevin Jepsen then got the Save.