Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 11, Atlanta 6 (13 innings)
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kole Calhoun's go-ahead single sparked a
five-run 13th inning as the LA Angels of Anaheim topped the Atlanta Braves,
11-6, in the middle installment of a three-game set on Saturday.
With the game tied at six apiece in the 13th inning, Erick Aybar singled, C.J.
Wilson walked and Chris Iannetta was hit by a pitch to load the bases off
David Hale (2-1). After John McDonald popped up, B.J. Upton dove and missed
Calhoun's liner in center which drove in Aybar.
Trout's two-run double down the left-field line ended Hale's outing and Albert
Pujols greeted Shae Simmons with a two-run single to account for the final
"We never quit, they never quit," said Trout. "You've got to give them props.
They scored four runs and put pressure on us. We kept battling, put ourselves
in a good position and we won the game."
Trout and Pujols both had three hits, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored
for the Angels, who have won six of their last eight. Aybar went 4-for-6 and
Fernando Salas (4-0) allowed just one hit during the 11th and 12th innings to
earn the win. Starter Garrett Richards tossed six innings of scoreless
baseball, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out a career-
high 10 batters.
Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton both drove in two runs apiece and Evan Gattis
homered among his three hits for Atlanta, which has lost three of its last
"We had our chances to get the win," said Braves catcher Gerald Laird. "It was
an excellent effort coming back in the ninth inning. We battled tonight."
The Braves scored four in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.
Andrelton Simmons and pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit both singled off Ernesto Frieri
to open the frame. Heyward's single scored Simmons from second. Upton's triple
to center got the Braves within one before Freddie Freeman's ground-rule
double to center tied the game.
Pujols led off the top of the 10th with a double off Craig Kimbrel and came
home on Josh Hamilton's single to left.
Cam Bedrosian started the 10th for the Angels and was greeted by a base hit up
the middle from Tommy La Stella. La Stella moved to second on a balk. Simmons
grounded out and pinch-hitter Ramiro Pena reached on an infield single before
Heyward's bloop single into left tied the game at six.
Two batters later, Freeman was intentionally walked to load the bases. Justin
Upton's fly ball to right was caught by a diving Calhoun to keep the game
The Angels opened the scoring in the fourth. Calhoun singled, moved up to
second on a wild pitch, took third on Trout's single to left and raced home on
Pujols' sacrifice fly to right.
Trout crushed his 13th homer of the year into the left-field seats and on the
very next pitch, Pujols sent a blast of his own to left to give the Angels a
3-0 advantage in the sixth.
The Angels tacked on a run in both the seventh and eight innings. Aybar and
David Freese both singled off Gavin Floyd and Luis Avilan gave up a two-out
walk to Calhoun to load the bases. Trout worked a bases-loaded walk off
Anthony Varvaro to make it a 4-0 game.
In the eighth, Kendrick singled and ran to third after B.J. Upton misplayed
the ball in center. Aybar brought him home with an RBI single, but was thrown
out at second on the play.
Gattis got the Braves on the board in the eight after connecting on a first-
pitch sinker to center for his 15th blast of the season.
Trout extended his hitting streak to nine games and 16 straight interleague
contests ... Gattis has hit in 14 straight games ... Angels manager Mike
Scioscia was not with the team after attending the funeral of his former
Dodger teammate and 1990 Cy Young winner Bob Welch. Bench coach Dino Ebel took
his place ... The Angels now lead the all-time series 6-5 ... This game took
four hours and 55 minutes to end. It was the longest contest of the season for
both teams ... Justin Upton finished 0-for-7 ... The Braves are now 1-7 in
interleague play this season.
06/15 01:27:46 ET
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