Halo Highlights- Angels Lose Third in a Row on Rios Walk-Off

By Jason Evans

This is probably not the start Zack Greinke had in mind for start number two as an Angel. He gave up four runs in the first inning but only gave up two more in the next six innings. The Angels came back, however they lost on a walk off homer in the 10th, 8-6.

Aug 03, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (32) is tagged out at the plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (17) during the first inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

The Angels actually got the scoring started in the game when Mark Trumbo singled home Torii Hunter who had reached on a double. In the bottom half, Alex Rios drove in a run with a single, and A.J. Pierzynksi hit a three run homer, his 19th of the year. In the top of the second Chris Iannetta walked with two out and Mike Trout drove him home with his 19th homer of the year. The Angels took the lead in the third when Howard Kendrick and Maicer Izturis brought runs in with a single. In the sixth, Albert Pujols added to the lead with a solo homer, his 23rd of the year. Rios hit his 17th homer of the year in the bottom of the sixth to get the run back for the White Sox. In the seventh, Alexei Ramirez singled and Alejandro De Aza brought him home with a ground rule double. We went to extras and in the 10th Jordan Danks ran for Adam Dunn after he singled and stole second. Rios ended the game with a two run walkoff homer, his 18th of the year and second of the night.

Ervin Santana will look to end the Angels three game losing streak as he’ll take on Gavin Floyd at 4:10PT/7:10ET. Santana was on a 15 out limit last time, but that may change the way the bullpen has been battered the past few days.