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Angels’ comeback falls short in ninth inning

They couldn’t pull off the come-from-behind victory

Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Angels had the game-winning run on first base, but they couldn’t pull off the comeback. They dropped the series-opener Red Sox, 5-4.

Entering the bottom of the ninth, the Angels trailed by two runs. Jose Iglesias led off the inning with a walk. After back-to-back strikeouts, the Halos were down to their final out. After some movement on the base paths, Iglesias ended up at third base. He’d come in to score on a single from Jose Rojas, and the game-winning run was at the plate.

David Fletcher then singled, putting the winning run on the bases for Shohei Ohtani. After falling into a 3-1 hitters count, Ohtani scorched one into the shift for the final out. The Angels’ winning streak officially comes to an end at four.

Jose Suarez started the game for the Angels and went three innings. He allowed two runs and issued four walks. Dylan Bundy followed in relief and struggled yet again. In 1 23 innings, he allowed three runs to score and issued two walks. Luckily, the Angels bullpen followed with a combined 5 13 innings of scoreless relief after Bundy left the game.

Unfortunately, the offense just couldn’t get the job done. They out-hit the Red Sox 11-7. The Angels were 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven runners on base.

With the loss, the Angels are now 9.5 games back of first place in the AL West and six games back of the Wild Card.