Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 4/27/13
Games in which the Angels take a 5-0 lead should not end up being this stressful. But when your pitching staff is a collection of youngsters and reclammation projects, nothing is going to come easy. The hurlers almost threw this game up on more than one occassion but managed to wiggle out of enough trouble to get the win. I want to say the Mariners lost this game as much as the Halos one it, since the M's left 13 men on base. But in the end the Angels managed just enough offense, defense and pitching to pull out the win and eek a bit closer to .500. Angels 6 Mariners 3   Game Notes -- If you had to choose today who would represent the Angels in the All Star Game, a strong argument could be made for Howie Kendrick. Howie has been racking at the plate (although not tonight), but his defense is what has improved so dramatically. Tonight he made two great plays to save runs and keep the game in the Angels' favor. This is the Howie we have all been expecting him to be. --
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