ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ben Revere reached base on an error, advanced on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on a passed ball and a throwing error caused by Cameron Maybin’s walk-off strikeout.
Yeah, Revere could scarcely believe it either.
“That’s the game of baseball, I guess?” the Los Angeles Angels outfielder said.
The latest chapter of the Freeway Faceoff ended in singularly weird fashion — and in 3-2 victory for the Angels over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Revere scored from second base when Yasmani Grandal — a hero moments earlier for his two-out tying homer — lost control of Pedro Baez’s third strike.
Grandal chased it to the backstop, but then put his throw to first over Chase Utley’s head and into right field.
“It’s a good thing we’ve got the speed here to cause havoc on the basepaths,” Revere said.
Everything about Revere’s extremely unearned run was weird — starting with the error by Chris Taylor, who was filling in for injured Corey Seager at shortstop. Revere came home on a pitch that wasn’t what the Dodgers had called, which was why Grandal mishandled it.
“We haven’t lost any games like that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Unfortunately, things like that are going to happen. That’s a tough way to lose.”
The Angels have taken two of the first three games in the annual interleague rivalry series, which concludes Thursday in Anaheim.
After Grandal homered off Cam Bedrosian (2-0), the Angels rallied against Baez (2-1) to send the NL leaders to just their third loss in 20 games.
Grandal said he double-clutched…
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