Angel Stadium | 10:05 | Duke vs. Joe Saunders | Box
I'm not a fan of the late, West Coast start times. I'm even less of a fan when the games go extras.
And I'm certainly not a fan of losing those extra-inning games the way we did tonight.
At one point, the Angels retired 19 Pittsburgh Pirates in a row. Los Angeles' bullpen threw five innings of one-hit ball; after scoring four runs in the first three frames, the Pirates were blanked over the final eight.
Zach Duke allowed 11 baserunners---nine hits, two walks---in his 5.1 innings, but managed to limit the Angels to one run. Masumi Kuwata needed only seven pitches to record two outs in the sixth. Returning from suspension, Matt Capps threw the ninth and tenth, yielding one hit and no runs.
Rajai Davis was a game-changer at the top of t...
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