LTBU: Angels walk it off for first victory of the season

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Updated: April 7, 2016

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finally get the sweet taste of victory with a much-needed 4-3 win against rivals Texas Rangers. 

The Angels season has been not much to talk about as they were swept against the Cubs in a two game series, and during their off day, pitcher Andrew Heaney was sent to the 15-day DL. The Angels needed a victory to clear the air, and start fresh. That is exactly what they did, but it sure was not pretty.

Starting pitcher for tonight, Hector Santiago got off to a rough start in the 1st inning. Santiago would walked the first batter, then an error by 3rd baseman Yunel Escobar would make runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. An out later, Santiago would balk as the Rangers had men in scoring position with the big man Fielder up. Fielder would hit a sac fly and give the Rangers an early lead.

Once again the Angels were down early, and the offense was not clicking. We move onto the 3rd inning now with the lead 1-0 to Texas, as the first pitch from Santiago to Chirinos was a fastball right down the middle. Chirinos would blast it for his 1st homer of the season as the lead was now 2-0 Texas. However the Angels would finally have a great moment in the game.

The bottom of the 3rd was a special one for 3B Escobar as he made up for his error and blasted his 1st homer as an Angel to cut the lead down to one. This would be the start of the Angels bats slowly waking up. Santiago would settle down after his balk and home-run and kept the Rangers offense in check. This would allow the Angels to get their first lead in the season.

In the 5th inning, Escobar would come in clutch again with an RBI Single, as the game was now tied. Left fielder Craig Gentry would then join the party as he would double to left field to bring in Escobar. The Angels had their first lead in the season (3-2), but it would soon come to an end. Santiago would allow two straight singles in the 7th and would be pulled, with runners on the Rangers would capitalize and tie the game with another sac fly.

It would be a stale mate all the way until the 8th Inning where the Angels had the biggest opportunity of the game. Mike Trout would begin the inning with a single to left field, as Pujols would be the next batter up. Pujols would call a hit and run and would succeed, as both Trout and Pujols reached base safely. C.J. Cron would join the fun and get himself an in field hit and load the bases with no outs. However Calhoun would strike out, and Simmons would hit into an inning ending double play. Still a tie game as the game went into the 9th.

With the Angels hungry for their first win of the season, they would finally get it. Yes Finally. PUJOLS would walk it off with the bases loaded! LTBU!

Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook.

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