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Andrew Heaney pitches great, but Angels lose in extras

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A rough way to lose it in extras

Los Angeles Angels v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Andrew Heaney was fantastic for the Angels on Friday, but it wasn’t enough as they fell in extras to the Astros, 5-4.

The offense had plenty of opportunities all night to put more runs across the board, as they stranded nine on base and went 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position.

Heaney was fantastic for the Angels, as the Astros couldn’t really get anything going off him. He threw 6 13 scoreless innings, striking out 10. Houston was able to put a run on the board, but they only strung together two hits with him on the mound. Entering the seventh inning, Heaney had allowed only one hit.

The Astros tied the game with two runs in the seventh inning, as a two-run homer from Yuli Gurriel evened the game at two a piece.

Both offenses would remain locked at two as they entered extra innings. Thanks to the extra inning rule, David Fletcher drove in the runner from second to begin the inning, putting LA up a run. After an intentional walk, Albert Pujols drove in a run to put the Angels up two runs. With two on, the Angels couldn’t capitalize with more runners on base and stranded them to end their frame.

With a two-run edge, Raisel Iglesias took the ball in the bottom of the 10th. He recorded the first out, but then struggled the rest of the way. He allowed back-to-back hits, and just like that the Astros tied the game after a sacrifice fly. With two outs, needing one strike to send the game to the 11th, Robel Garcia singled to give the Astros the victory.

Friday particulars

WP: Ryan Pressly (2-0) 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO

LP: Raisel Iglesias (1-2) 23 IP, 3 H, 2 ER

HR: Yuli Gurriel (3)

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