Friday, April 29, 2011

GAME 5 - Angels 8, Indians 6 (10 innings)

GAME 5 - Municipal Stadium
Dan Osinski vs Dick Donovan
Jack_Hiatt For the third consecutive day these two evenly matched teams were forced to to extras.  The Halos, with their backs up against the wall, took a 5-4 lead on a ground out in the 7th.  Cleveland answered right back by taking a 1 run lead thanks to a 2 run double by Fred Whitfield in the bottom of the inning.  Most teams would have been crushed by Cleveland’s response, but not the tough as nails Halos.  Willie Smith's 1 out homer in the 8th tied the game up once again in this tooth and nail struggle.  Extra innings would once again be part of the mix, but this time the game would turn immediately in the top of the 10th.  With 1 out the Halos got to reliever Ted Abernathy.  Bobby Knoop worked out a walk and Willie Smith singled.  Pinch hitter Albie Pearson singled as well, but could bring home the go ahead run as Bobby Knoop was cut down at the plate by a bullet throw from Al Smith.  Jim Fregosi would walk and pinch hitter Jack Hiatt would deliver the knock out punch in the form of a two out clutch single.  Duliba would toss a perfect half inning vs the Indians to secure the win for the Angels and ensure that the series returned to California.
Indians lead series 3-2

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