Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 4/17/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  APRIL 16, 2002 GAME 13 - RANGERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- First, Darin Erstad used his head. Then, he used his bat. After nearly taking down the outfield fence with his head in an attempt to make a catch in second inning, Erstad lined a two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning to overcome a 5-4 deficit and give the Angels a 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers Tuesday night before 15,385 at Edison Field. The Rangers had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th on an RBI double by Rafael Palmeiro, which set up the bottom of the inning. With one out, Jose Nieves reached on an infield single off Rangers closer John Rocker. David Eckstein followed with a walk, which brought up Erstad, who lined a 0-2 pitch into the right field corner, scoring both baserunners to win it. Erstad had never faced Rocker before Tuesday. ''He has great stuff and he throws hard, but he's struggled with his command,'' Erstad said of Rocker. ''I'm jus...
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