Ter­rif ic Tues­days

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Pe­dro Moura

The An­gels opened the sea­son 12-0 on Tues­days:

April 4 at Oak­land, 7-6 — The club recorded its first vic­tory of the sea­son in dra­matic fash­ion. Danny Espinosa hit the win­ning home run in the ninth in­ning after Matt Shoe­maker made his re­turn to the mound from emer­gency brain surgery. April 11 vs. Texas, 6-5 in 10 in­nings — The An­gels got their first ex­tra-in­nings vic­tory since 2015, in an­other come­back that re­quired a three-run ninth in­ning. Then-Rangers re­liever Sam Dyson coughed it up and has since been traded. April 18 at Hous­ton, 5-2 — The An­gels came back again, but ear­lier, on the strength of an Al­bert Pu­jols three-run homer in the fifth in­ning.

April 25 vs. Oak­land, 2-1 in 11 in­nings — After both teams were score­less through reg­u­la­tion, Mike Trout clubbed a home run in the 10th in­ning to tie it, and Espinosa scored the win­ning run with two out in the 11th.

May 2 at Seattle, 6-4 in 11 in­nings — Pu­jols dou­bled in Trout for the win­ning run, then hu­mor­ously stole third when Seattle for­got about him. He later scored an in­sur­ance run.

May 9 at Oak­land, 7-3 — In an odd game, the teams hit five home runs, in­clud­ing one by Ben Re­vere, the ma­jor league hit­ter least likely to hit a home run. May 16 vs. Chicago White Sox, 7-6 in 11 in­nings — Picked up off the scrap heap in April, David Her­nan­dez stum­bled in his at­tempt to save a three-run ninth-in­ning lead. But Cameron May­bin logged a five-hit game in his first start as the club’s lead­off hit­ter and scored the win­ning run.

May 23 at Tampa Bay, 4-0 — Early home runs by May­bin and Trout and a star turn from Shoe­maker made for a rare sus­pense­less vic­tory. May 30 vs. Atlanta, 9-3 — Pu­jols hit the 599th home run of his ca­reer and bat­ted again for his first chance at No. 600 amid an out­landish third in­ning. The An­gels scored all nine of their runs in that frame.

June 6 at Detroit, 5-3 — After the An­gels raced out to an early lead, closer Bud Nor­ris loaded the bases in a tense ninth in­ning be­fore strik­ing out Alex Avila on a back­door slider to end the game. June 13 vs. New York Yan­kees, 3-2 in 11 in­nings — With the streak in dou­ble dig­its, Eric Young Jr. tied the score with a solo home run in the eighth in­ning and then drove in the win­ning run with a walk-off sin­gle. June 20 at New York Yan­kees, 8-3 — May­bin am­bushed Yan­kees re­liever Tyler Clip­pard with the score tied in the sev­enth in­ning, and the An­gels ex­ploded for five late runs to ex­tend New York’s los­ing streak to seven games, its long­est in a decade.

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