For the Dodgers, this was a gut punch.
On Wednesday night, the Dodgers trailed the Angels 2-0 after seven innings, but got solo homers from Trayce Thompson in the eighth, and Yasmani Grandal with two outs in the ninth.
Then the Dodgers threw away a chance at victory in the bottom of the ninth. Literally.
The Angels’ Ben Revere reached on an error with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch. Cameron Maybin then struck out, but the ball got away from Grandal, the catcher. Maybin half-heartedly ran to first, but Grandal’s throw to record the out went over the head of first baseman Chase Utley and Revere scored.
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“We haven’t lost any games like that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters. “Unfortunately, things like that are going to happen. That’s a tough way to lose.”
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