Atlanta 5, LA Angels 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 43511

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 17 0
LA Angels 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 26-22 14-10 12-12 W1
LA Angels 23-24 10-11 13-13 L1

Recap


Joe Mather doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning and hit a three-run homer to spark a rally in the seventh as the visiting Atlanta Braves outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Saturday.

Atlanta finished with 17 hits, but left eight runners in scoring position with two outs.

Trevor Bell (1-1) got two outs in the 12th before Alex Gonzalez singled and moved to second on an error by second baseman Alexi Amarista. Mather immediately made the Angels pay when he drove a 1-0 pitch to right to plate Gonzalez. Mather finished 4-for-6.

Scott Proctor (1-0) pitched the 11th for Atlanta and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 12th save.

The Braves failed to push a run across in the first 15 innings of the series before they broke through in the seventh. Mather, starting in place of the injured Jason Heyward and batting out of the No. 9 spot, followed hits by Freddie Freeman and Gonzalez with a three-run blast to left off Joel Pineiro for his first homer of the season.

Atlanta added another run in the seventh on Brian McCann’s RBI double to make it 4-4.

Torii Hunter and Bobby Abreu had two RBIs apiece for Los Angeles.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   LA Angels
Tommy Hanson Player Joel Pineiro
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
7 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 11
6.00 ERA 5.68
Hitting
Atlanta   LA Angels
Joe MatherPlayer Torii Hunter
4 Hits 2
4 RBI 2
1 HR 0
8 TB 2
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 17 1 25 .340 28 7 5 4 1 0
LA Angels 5 1 9 .139 11 9 4 7 5 2

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Angels have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Braves have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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