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Dbacks walk off on throwing error by Angels’ Bedrosian

August 22, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Angels pitcher Cam Bedrosian threw wildly after fielding a sacrifice bunt attempt in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowing Jon Jay to score and the Arizona Diamondbacks to beat Los Angeles 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Jay was hit by a pitch to start the inning, then moved to second on John Ryan Murphy’s sacrifice attempt that turned into a hit. A.J. Pollock then laid down another sacrifice try, and Bedrosian (5-3) attempted to force out Jay at third.

The ball soared past third baseman Taylor Ward, and Jay got up and sprinted home.

Diamondbacks closer Brad Boxberger (2-4) pitched a scoreless ninth.

David Peralta drove in three runs and came a triple short of the cycle for Arizona.

The Angels rallied from a pair of two-run deficits to tie it, scoring twice in the seventh inning on pinch-hitter Jefry Marte’s home run and David Fletcher’s two-out triple. Fletcher had three hits and two RBIs.

Both teams’ starting pitchers lasted six innings but got no-decisions. Felix Pena struck out a career-high 12 but allowed four runs and seven hits for Los Angeles, while Arizona’s Patrick Corbin gave up two runs and five hits and struck out eight.

Peralta hit his seventh home run in 12 games, a two-run shot into the Diamondbacks’ bullpen in left field with one out in the first inning. The Diamondbacks lead the majors with 109 first-inning runs.

The Angels tied it in the third on run-scoring singles for Fletcher and Andrelton Simmons after Kole Calhoun led off with a double.

But the Diamondbacks got to Pena again in the third, stringing together four consecutive singles for two runs to take a 4-2 lead. Peralta and Steven Souza Jr. had the RBI hits in the inning, though Arizona left the bases loaded.

Marte homered into the second deck in left field with two out in the seventh off reliever Yoshihisa Hirano, making it 4-3. Fletcher tripled off Archie Bradley to drive in Kole Calhoun and tie it.


Pena swung and missed at a 3-1 pitch in the fourth, and his bat flew into the Diamondbacks dugout and almost struck manager Torey Lovullo. That brought Lovullo, who stared down Pena for a moment, out of the dugout to talk with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez, but nothing more came of it.


Lovullo set his starting rotation for the upcoming series against the Seattle Mariners. Right-hander Zack Godley pitches Friday in the opener, followed by left-hander Robbie Ray and righty Zack Greinke. Ray gets an extra day to do some side work with pitching coach Mike Butcher, Lovullo said.


Angels: OF Justin Upton went on the 10-day disabled list with a cut on his left index finger he suffered Sunday night. ... OF Mike Trout (wrist) is expected to rejoin the team at the end of the week, manager Mike Scioscia said. ... P-DH Shohei Ohtani (elbow) pitched a simulated game Monday at the Angels’ spring training facility in nearby Tempe. The plan is to get him up to 45 or 50 pitches in a bullpen session early next week and eventually be re-evaluated to return to pitching as a starter. ... RHP Matt Shoemaker will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, trying to come back from a forearm injury that has forced him out of almost the entire season.

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (elbow) threw from 75 feet on Tuesday. ... OF Jarrod Dyson is fielding, hitting and sprinting as he comes back from a groin injury.


Angels: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1) is set for his second appearance with the Angels. He hasn’t faced Arizona since September 2015 while with the San Diego Padres.

Diamondbacks: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-2) faces the Angels in the series finale on Wednesday. He’s made 13 starts against the Angels in his career.


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