Exhilarating -- and exhausting.
If you were looking for the right words to describe the Angels' game Thursday night at Boston, those would fit.
But there was also something frustrating and almost deflating about they way they hung on to beat the Red Sox 14-13 in 10 innings for a three-game sweep at Fenway Park.
The Angels didn't so much beat the Red Sox as they outlasted them. They came back from a 6-0 deficit in the second inning, took an 8-6 lead in the third, fell behind again in the sixth, pulled in front in the ninth, allowed Boston to tie the game in the ninth and finally held on with two runs in the 10th.
In the end, it took a 10th-inning home run by Kendrys Morales off Alfredo Aceves and a decisive double by Vernon Wells off Craig Breslow that drove home Erick Aybar to give the Angels a two-run cushion they ultimately needed.
Can a game like this give the Angels a much-needed emotional boost and perhaps be a turning point down the final stretch? You'd have to think it's...