Wednesday, June 11, 2014


This is why you never EVER give up on a play!

Hoping to overtake the Oakland A’s atop the American League West, the Los Angeles Angels found themselves tied 1-1 against the Athletics in the bottom of the 8th on Tuesday night in Anaheim. That’s when Angels slugger Mike Trout stepped to the plate and launched a 2-1 pitch deep down the left field line giving Howie Kendrick a chance to score from first base.

A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes initially misplayed the ball off his glove—an error that would have easily allowed the go-ahead run to score—but then recovered to make a laser beam throw that nailed Kendrick at the plate. 

With that cruise missile Cespedes recorded his eighth assist of the year and currently leads the MLB in that category. Despite the clutch play, the Angels ended up persevering in the bottom of the 14th inning thanks to a walk-off home run by Collin Cowgill. It’s the fifth consecutive win for the Halos who now sit 2.5 games back of the Athletics for the lead in the AL West.

--Alexis Garcia, BYB's "Eye on MLB" Columnist
Twitter:  @heylexyg

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