Matt Joyce

C.J. Cron homers twice in Angels' 8-2 win over the Athletics

C.J. Cron homers twice in Angels' 8-2 win over the Athletics

It was the eighth inning of a five-run game, and C.J. Cron wanted nothing more in the world than to clobber a homer. Mike Trout had promised Cron season tickets to his hometown Phoenix Suns if the Angels first baseman could hit two home runs Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

Cron knocked out one in the first inning. In his next at-bat, he swung for the fences and flied out. After patiently working a walk, his last chance approached. The count progressed to 1-and-2, and Cron saw a cutter he liked. He swung viciously and fouled it off. Resolute, he found a fastball at the bottom of the zone and unloaded to straightaway center field, supplying the final run in the Angels’ 8-2 victory over...

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