Friday, May 06, 2011
Singles Night: Angels 2, Indians 1 (11 Innings)
Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Pronk's scoring groundout to first in the fourth inning. The Angels battled back to tie the game in the sixth, and could have taken the lead but for a brilliant play by Shin Shoo Choo in right, who converted a Torii Hunter fly ball out into a double play at third, erasing Maicer Izturis and effectively ending the Angels' threat. Eventually, things went into extras, and despite the appearance of Fernando Rodney, no catastrophes occurred (for the Angels). The Angels eventually won the affair on four straight singles, including Torii Hunter's first hit of the game.
Two games over Texas — and, shock! Oakland — now. Can we believe, a little?
Mild postscript: the Friday fireworks show was dogged by synchronization problems with the music (Katy Perry, though I doubt that was significant). People left in the middle of the show for the first time in memory, and even booed. Wow.