Monday, August 1, 2011

Q-Rd: Halos squeak past A’s in 3

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Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Sept 1 – Sept 3 - Dodger Stadium
Game 1 – Angels 5, Athletics 1
Newman vs. Segui
Kansas City scored first in this one as Jose Tartabull doubled home Wayne Causey in the 4th inning.  But California struck right back with RBI doubles by Bobby Knoop and Paul Schaal.  Two innings later Knoop and Schaal again doubled back-to-back to help the Halos build a 4-run lead which held to the end of the game.  Fred Newman pitched 7 strong innings to earn the win.     

Municipal Stadium
Game 2 – Athletics 2, Angels 0
Brunet vs. O’Donoghue
A pair of southpaws locked horns in Game 2.  Dick Green and Ed Charles had RBI singles in the bottom of the 6th inning to score 2 unearned runs.  And that was is it for all the scoring in this one.   Angels loaded the bases with only 1 out in the top of the 9th to make it interesting.  But John Wyatt managed to strike out the side to save the game and preserve the win for John O’Donoghue.

Dodger Stadium
Game 3 – Angels 3, Athletics 2
Chance vs. Talbot
The rubber game of the series, the Athletics struck immediately against 1964 pitching hero Dean Chance.  Jim Gentile and Ed Charles each had RBI singles to stake KC to a 2-0 lead.  California managed to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning on a pinch-hit RBI single by Ed Kirkpatrick and a Dean Chance squeeze bunt.  It stayed tied after 9 innings, and the game moved to do-or-die extra innings.  If the bottom of the 10th, Albie Pearson worked a walk off Moe Drabowsky with 1-out and Jose Cardenal singled him to 3rd base.  After an intentional walk to load the bases, pinch hitter Lu Clinton singles off Don Mossi to give the Angels the walk-off win and a series win.

--submitted by Douglas Zaner--

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