05/25 23:31 CDT Pujols' RBI single in 9th gives Angels 4-3 win over Padres
Pujols' RBI single in 9th gives Angels 4-3 win over Padres
By JOE RESNICK
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) --- Albert Pujols hit a two-out, broken-bat single with
the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a walk-off
win over the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Monday night.
Kevin Quackenbush (1-1) gave up a one-out walk to Marc Krauss and No. 9 hitter
Johnny Giavotella followed with a single up the middle that sent pinch-runner
Collin Cowgill to third.
Closer Craig Kimbrel came in and struck out Erick Aybar. But Pujols slapped a
1-0 pitch through the left side of the infield after an intentional walk to
reigning AL MVP Mike Trout.
Joe Smith (1-1) pitched two innings for the victory.
Jered Weaver was charged with a run and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He was
pulled by manager Mike Scioscia after 104 pitches with a 3-0 lead --- which was
promptly squandered by rookie Jose Alvarez.