The Angels took the rubber match of this series, though at first it didn't appear as though that would happen. The Rocks took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth on the strength of an unbelievable performance by Jhoulys Chacin, who at that point had six of his nine recorded outs on strikeouts; but then he stumbled the second time through the order, and Mike Napoli crushed a three-run homer to give the Angels the lead with one swing of the bat.
The Angels picked up more in the fifth when Howie Kendrick grounded into a double play that scored Brandon Wood from third, but the Angels really blew the game open in the bottom of the eighth, when Juan Rivera hit an RBI single and Brandon Wood blasted his first career grand slam to make it 10-3, the final score. Great game and series by the Angels, who needed one.
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