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Angels' wild six-run ninth-inning rally leaves just short of victory

Angels' wild six-run ninth-inning rally leaves just short of victory

The white flag went up in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night with the Angels trailing the New York Yankees by seven runs. Manager Mike Scioscia pulled the top three hitters in his lineup, the heavily worked Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, essentially conceding the game. Then some wild and wacky stuff started happening at Yankee Stadium, where a routine popup dropped between two infielders, a pair of New York relievers couldn't find the strike zone, and a seldom-used Angels reserve with an .034 average banged a double off the left-field wall. The Angels paired the Yankees' charity with some clutch hits to forge an improbable six-run rally in the ninth,...

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