By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 20, 2002
GAME 69 - ANGELS AT CARDINALS
ST. LOUIS -- Troy Percival knows Jim Edmonds well. So well, the Angels closer wasn't about to challenge his friend and former teammate with the game on the line.
With a one-run lead and the potential tying run on third base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Percival walked Edmonds on four pitches. Percival got the next hitter, Tino Martinez, to pop out and allow the Angels to hold on for a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in front of 36,385 at Busch Stadium.
Many Angels called it a big win on an emotional day at Busch, where Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck was honored with a memorial service before the game. The Angels avoided a sweep and broke their four-game losing streak.
Angels starter Scott Schoeneweis (6-5) endured the 94-degree heat to go 5 2/3 innings, getting just enough support from an offense led by leadoff hitter David Eckstein, who had three ...