Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 6/1/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 1, 2002 GAME 52 - ANGELS AT TWINS MINNEAPOLIS -- Technically, the difference in the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday night at the Metrodome was Cristian Guzman's two-run homer off Angels starter Kevin Appier in seventh inning. In reality, the difference came on the pitch immediately before that one. With the game tied at 1, the Twins had A.J. Pierzynski on third with two out when Jacques Jones bunted. The spin on the ball made it take a bounce away from Appier and toward the first-base line, allowing Jones to beat it out. Appier, though, gloved the ball after it bounced again, preventing it from possibly rolling foul. After the game, Appier and catcher Bengie Molina disagreed on the course of the ball. ``It was coming toward me and it either spun or it hit something on the turf,'' said Appier, who gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. ``It was spinning away from me but when it hit the ...
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