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Angels hang on to get back in win column

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It was a back-and-forth game, but the Angels came out on top

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

After trailing for majority of the game, the Angels rallied in the late innings to get back in the win column, beating the Athletics, 6-5.

Entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the Angels trailed by two runs. With one out, David Fletcher drew a walk to bring the tying run up to the plate. Justin Upton then singled, bringing up the go-ahead run to the plate. On the first pitch he saw, Jose Rojas singled in a run, cutting LA’s deficit to only one.

After Anthony Rendon walked, the bases were loaded. With Shohei Ohtani on the bench, he was called upon in the biggest stage of the game. He stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. Although a grand slam would have been absolutely epic, his sacrifice fly tied the game up at four.

Jose Iglesias followed him up with a go-ahead RBI single, putting the Angels ahead for the first time all game. Before the Angels could really get comfortable, though, Oakland was striking.

They began the eighth with two walks. With two outs, Sean Murphy singled off Tony Watson to tie the game at five. Raisel Iglesias replaced him, and got out of the jam to send the game to the bottom of the eighth tied.

With one out, the Angels put runners at the corners. With an 0-2 count, Justin Upton’s sacrifice fly was deep enough to bring in the go-ahead run, putting LA up, 6-5.

Iglesias was back out there for the ninth. He had a 1-2-3 inning and recorded two strikeouts.

Sunday particulars

WP: Raisel Iglesias (3-2) 1 13 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO

LP: Deolis Guerra (1-1) 1 IP, 1 ER

HR: Jared Walsh (10) Matt Olson (12)

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