ANAHEIM, Calif. It had dj vu written all over it.
On the heels of blowing a three-run lead in the series opener against the Texas Rangers the night before, the club was in danger of blowing a four-run lead on Tuesday night.
With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the game tied 4-4, Adrian Beltre ripped a shot to left field that sliced toward the foul line and would have spelled doom for the Angels, sending in the go-ahead run. With that in mind, Mike Trout put his body on the line.
Never mind the fact that he was running out of real estate. Never mind the fact that he was giving up his body in nearly the identical spot Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker crashed into the wall while making a catch causing him to leave the game in the first inning with a knee injury.
Trout went for it and made a miraculous diving catch, going face first onto the warning track, to save a run, and inevitably the game, in the Angels 5-4, 11th-inning win over the first place Rangers.