April 25, 2017
Kole Calhoun delivered a walk off RBI single to score Danny Espinosa in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Angels defeated A’s 2-1 in 11 innings on Tuesday night at the Big A.
This one was scoreless until extra innings, when both teams were finally able to get on the board against the bullpen. Josh Phegley hit a solo shot off of Jose Alvarez in the 10th inning. However, Mike Trout countered with a solo shot of his own in the Halo half of the 10th inning to tie the game.
Brooks Pounders (1-0) got credit for the victory after pitching a scoreless 11th inning. Ryan Madson (0-2) took the loss for Oakland after giving up the game-winning hit to Calhoun
JC Ramirez had a strong start for the Angels, going 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits an striking out 7. Jesse Hahn was just as good for the A’s, going 8 inning and giving up a single hit, while striking out 6.
Neither team could advance a base runner past 2nd base after a combined 60 plate appearances.
The Angels improved to 10-12 on the season. Manager Mike Scioscia got his 1,500th career victory.
Both teams will be back at it on Wednesday night at the Big A. The Angels will go with Matt Shoemaker (0-1; 4.98 ERA) while the A’s will counter with Sean Manea (1-1 4.43 ERA).