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
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