American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Cleveland|
(Thursday, June 19)
Final Score: Cleveland 5, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 (10 innings)
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Swisher's grand slam with two outs in
the bottom of the 10th inning sent Cleveland to a 5-3 victory over the Angels
in Thursday's finale of a shortened three-game series.
Swisher's fourth career walk-off homer came against Ernesto Frieri, who came
on after Cam Bedrosian (0-1) loaded the bases on walks to Michael Bourn and
Carlos Santana sandwiched around a double from Jason Kipnis.
Frieri has been drilled for six earned runs on eight hits in 1 1/3 innings
over his last three appearances.
"I'm really fighting," Frieri said. "I don't know ... It seems like
nothing goes my way."
The winning blast barely cleared the wall in right field, and made a winner of
Kyle Crockett (1-0), who recorded the final out in the top of the frame.
"One at-bat can turn a whole day around," deadpanned Swisher, who was stuck in
traffic on his way to Progressive Field.
Albert Pujols had put the Halos on top by a 3-1 count with a two-run single
against Scott Atchison. Los Angeles has dropped five of seven.
Yan Gomes collected two hits and Bourn knocked in the other run for the
Indians, winners in four of their last five.
The Angels picked up a run in the second, when Howie Kendrick hit a one-out
double, moved up on a Raul Ibanez groundout and scored on Justin Masterson's
The hosts equalized in the third against C.J. Wilson, as Gomes singled, Lonnie
Chisenhall walked, Gomes went to third on a fielder's choice grounder and
scored on a Bourn groundout.
Swisher fanned looking to end the hosts' sixth with runners on first and
Los Angeles stranded runners on the corners in the eighth, then Cleveland left
two on in the bottom of the ninth.
Atchison retired the first two batters he faced in the 10th, but Kole Calhoun
singled, Mike Trout doubled and Pujols drove both home on a base hit to right
which gave the Halos a seemingly iron-clad two-run spread.
Cleveland recorded its sixth walkoff win of the season on Swisher's seventh
career walkoff RBI... Swisher became the third Indians player to win a game
with a grand slam in extra innings, joining Don Dillard (July 4, 1962) and
Carlos Martinez (Sept. 6, 1992) ... Trout extended his hit streak to 13
games with his double ... Masterson allowed four hits and one run with
five strikeouts and three walks over seven innings, and Wilson also tossed
seven innings, giving up three hits and one run while fanning six and walking
06/19 22:01:44 ET