Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/10/13
The Los Angeles Angels protested Thursday night's game against Houston and then beat the Astros anyway. Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double in the eighth inning before Alberto Callaspo's go-ahead sacrifice fly sent the Angels to a 6-5 victory in a game that lasted more than four hours. ''It was huge,'' Trumbo said. ''It was a draining game. It was over four hours. We battled our hearts out and (we) like the way it went, especially going into a new series. This is what we're going to have to do. They're not going to be easy and if this is indicative of what we're going to do, we've got to do it.'' The struggling Angels snapped a four-game skid and avoided an embarrassing sweep against last-place Houston, which has a payroll that's more than $100 million lower than Los Angeles' ledger. The game took 4 hours, 7 minutes - making it the longest nine-inning contest in the majors this season, according to STATS. It also was the longest nine-inning game in Minute Maid Park history. Josh H...
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