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Angels win ends with Joe Smith high-wire act, Huston Street save
Angels win ends with Joe Smith high-wire act, Huston Street save

Matt Shoemaker was done for the night, his six-inning, three-run, six-hit effort against the Seattle Mariners giving way to an icing session on the couch in front of a television in the Angels’ Safeco Field clubhouse. The Angels had a two-run lead in the eighth inning and appeared primed for victory with reliable setup man Joe Smith and closer Huston Street lined up for the final six outs. Then Smith turned the eighth into a high-wire act, giving up a leadoff infield single to Dustin Ackley and a double to right-center field by Robinson Cano, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Shoemaker moved to the edge of his seat. “You don’t want to be in those...

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