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Angels fall in 10 innings to the Athletics, 8-6, though Ji-Man Choi hits two homers

Angels fall in 10 innings to the Athletics, 8-6, though Ji-Man Choi hits two homers

A young man from South Korea with a cool name and a mischievous grin came within inches of providing a somewhat historic respite to a disappointing season and rendering pitcher Ricky Nolasco’s uninspiring debut with the Angels moot.

Three innings into Thursday’s 8-6, 10-inning loss to Oakland, Angels left fielder Ji-Man Choi had two home runs, a solo shot to right field in the second and a three-run shot that he curled around the right-field foul pole in the third.

Then in the fifth, the left-handed-hitting Choi sliced a fly ball into the left-field corner and Coco Crisp made a spectacular catch, leaping several feet above the short wall to secure the ball before...

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