Manager Mike Scioscia had exhausted his bench before the Angels threw the first pitch of the ninth inning. The Angels did not score in that inning, or the next one.
Then came the 11th inning, and the matchup that Scioscia was helpless to stop. The Baltimore Orioles had the Angels right where they wanted them.
But playing the percentages simply increases your odds. It does not mean you win all the time. The Angels won this time, with David Murphy's walk-off single delivering a 5-4 victory that moved them to within half a game of the first-place Houston Astros in the American League West.
The Angels got 12 hits — none from Mike Trout, none from Albert Pujols, three...