LA Angels blow lead, rally in 10th for 5-4 win over Tigers

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Andrew Velazquez scored on Magneuris Sierra’s bunt single in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Angels secured their first winning homestand since early May with a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.Taylor Ward scored the tying run moments earlier on a throwing error to the plate by shortstop Javier Baez, who had singled home Kody Clemens with the Tigers’ go-ahead run in the top of the 10th.Sierra then laid down a safety squeeze bunt along the first base line, and Andrew Chafin (1-3) couldn’t field it cleanly before Velazquez slid home to secure the Angels’ eighth victory in 11 games.“I just looked for the opportunity to put the ball in play,” Sierra said. “I felt so happy to celebrate with my teammates.”Los Angeles had endured six straight losing homestands before going 5-3 on this stand ahead of Wednesday’s finale.Mike Trout homered in his third consecutive game for the Angels, while Mike Ford and Jo Adell hit back-to-back homers before Los Angeles blew that early 3-0 lead. Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 4 after hitting two homers Monday night.Angels interim manager Phil Nevin said he didn’t hesitate to flash the bunt sign to Sierra because the veteran still practices his bunting daily, even though he has started just two games in the last two weeks for Los Angeles.Trout saw Sierra’s bunting work several hours before Tuesday’s …

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