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Angels halt ninth-inning rally to beat the Athletics, 6-5
Angels halt ninth-inning rally to beat the Athletics, 6-5

The Angels turned what appeared to be a comfortable win into a nail-biter Thursday, with closer Huston Street, thanks to an assist from center fielder Mike Trout, escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth to preserve a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Angels, with a 6-2 lead, should have opened the ninth with an out, but first baseman C.J. Cron misplayed Billy Butler’s popup in foul territory, and the ball dropped for an error. Butler walked, Josh Reddick singled, and Angels Manager Mike Scioscia pulled reliever Vinnie Pestano in favor of Street, who had converted all eight of his save opportunities this season. Brett Lawrie and Mark...

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