Giavotella’s Double in 9th Lifts Angels Over Mariners 4-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella hit an RBI double in the ninth inning and Mike Trout homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night and their second walk-off win in a row over the Mariners.
One night after Carlos Perez punctuated his major league debut with a home run in the bottom of the ninth against Dominic Leone, Giavotella got his first career game-ending hit. It scored Erick Aybar, who bunted into a force play after David Freese drew a leadoff walk from Carson Smith (0-2) and was replaced by pinch-runner Taylor Featherston.
Huston Street (2-0) was credited with the win after his first blown save in 10 opportunities this season. He gave up a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley in the top of the ninth.