Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton tied the game with a two-run home
run in the ninth inning, and Erick Aybar drove in the winning run later in the
frame to give the LA Angels of Anaheim a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals
in the finale of a three-game set.
Adam Wainwright was going for the complete game as he came out to start the
ninth, but Albert Pujols greeted him with a single, Pujols' first base-hit
against his former team, and Edward Mujica (0-1) came on to close the contest.
Mujica came on the mound having converted all 21 of his save opportunities on
the season, but Hamilton broke that run as he crushed a 1-0 splitter over the
wall in dead center to tie the game.
Howie Kendrick and Mark Trumbo then hit singles to put the winning run at
third, but Alberto Callaspo and Hank Conger each hit shallow fly outs. Aybar,
though, punched a single to left and Kendrick came home for the win.
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