Albert Pujols' (right) hit in the 13th inning drove in the game-winning run for the Angels.
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) -
Albert Pujols drove in the game's only run in the 13th inning as the Angels salvaged their series in Baltimore with a 1-0 nail biter over the Orioles.
Thursday's finale of a three-game set between the playoff contenders featured stellar pitching, equally superb defense and an end to Baltimore's streak of seven straight wins in extra innings.
The Angels' pitching staff limited the Orioles to five singles, and their offense finally cashed in when Kole Calhoun worked a leadoff walk in the final frame, raced to third on Mike Trout's base hit to left and scored when Pujols sent a screaming line-drive base hit into center field.
Blockbusters dominate wild deadline day
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Well, so much for a slow deadline day.
The Oakland Athletics started the day with a blockbuster that seemingly would have been hard to top, as they picked up left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from Boston for slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
But then the Detroit Tigers responded with an even bigger deal just before the deadline, picking up lefty David Price from Tampa Bay as part of a three-team megadeal with the Seattle Mariners.