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Halos Survive Wild West Shootout With Indians

The LA Angels were able to survive a wild back and forth game which saw four lead changes, as the Mother's Day crowd saw their Halos prevail over the tribe 6-5. The crowd looked straight out of the Kentucky Derby, as the Angels gave away giant red sun hats in honor of Mother's Day. Neither starting pitcher could get a decision as the seesaw game came down to the final pitch. With Jordan Walden's final strikeout he picked up his sixth save, and Mike Scioscia picked up his 1,000th career win. 

The Indians put the first two runs up on the board. Austin Kearns singled in Carlos Santana in the second inning, and then Grady Sizemore picked up his fifth home run of the year on a long shot to straight center field, just over the 400 sign in the woods. Indians pitcher Carmona went seven innings and threw seven strikeouts, but also gave up eight hits. However, Carmona got out of any earned runs because the Angel rally in the sixth never would have happened without a third out error by third baseman Adam Everett

With the error, there were two on with two outs, and Alberto Callaspo was able to bring them both home, doubling off the wall in left center. Callaspo came in to score on a soft fly ball single by Hank Conger. The Indians were able to retake the lead in the top of the 8th, but the Angels rallied for another three runs on another two out rally. Howie Kendrick hit a two out line drive double down the right field line and was brought in by a Peter Bourjos single. Erick Aybar then doubled off the wall in left, scoring Bourjos and Mike Trumbo. 

Jordan Walden came in to pitch the ninth, and despite giving up a run on two doubles; he was able to get the save. Fernando Rodney picks up the win, pitching the 8th inning. Joe Smith, who came in to get the final out of the 8th and failed, gets saddled with the loss. The Angels now host the White Sox for a three game series, on Tuesday the organization will attempt to break the world record for most people wearing wrestling masks in one area.