Angels complete epic comeback, Reds win

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The Los Angeles Angels staged an incredible comeback to win 10-9 in MLB, while the Cincinnati Reds upset the St Louis Cardinals.

Albert Pujols hit his 592nd career home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning for the Angels to initiate an amazing comeback against the Mariners, who fell to 1-6 in miserable fashion on Sunday.

Chaos followed as Pujols came to the plate again to tie the game with a two-run single before Cliff Pennington's walk-off single completed the staggering win with a seven-run ninth.

The Reds claimed a surprise win, shutting out the Cardinals for an 8-0 thrashing.

The Boston Red Sox got past the Detroit Tigers 7-5, the Tampa Bay Rays were too good for the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 and the Pittsburgh Pirates needed 10 innings to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5.

The New York Yankees recorded a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles, the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Washington Nationals 4-3 and the Chicago Cubs got the better of the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4.

The Houston Astros had a 12-inning, 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1, the Texas Rangers crushed the Oakland Athletics 8-1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame the Colorado Rockies 10-6.

The Arizona Diamondbacks had a narrow 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians, the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 and the New York Mets claimed a 5-2 victory against the Miami Marlins.

 

FABULOUS FELDMAN

Reds starter Scott Feldman allowed just four hits and struck out six in six-plus innings as Cincinnati upset ace Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals. Slugger Adam Duvall had three hits, including a home run, for the Reds, who won just five of their last 40 series at Busch Stadium. Joey Votto also went deep for National League (NL) Central-leading Cincinnati.

 

AMAZING ANGELS

The Angels rallied in some style and their win was completed thanks to a Pennington line drive to right.

BULLPEN STRUGGLES

The Red Sox rallied four times from one-run deficits against the Tigers, including a four-run eighth inning which saw Bruce Rondon (0-1) allow three earned runs without recording an out. After five games, Detroit's bullpen own a 7.53 ERA. As for the Royals, Houston's Jake Marisnick hit a tying home run off closer Kelvin Herrera in the ninth inning and Evan Gattis drew a walk-off bases-loaded walk from Matt Strahm (0-2) in the 12th.

DODGERS, CUBS BLOCKBUSTER

The Cubs (4-2) beat the Dodgers (4-3) to win the NL pennant last year en route to a World Series win. LA will be reminded of that defeat Monday when the Cubs raise their championship banners before Chicago's 2017 home opener and the start of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.