Melee mayhem: Big brawl, 8 ejected, Angels top Mariners 2-1
The melee began when Seattle’s Jesse Winker charged the Angels' emptying dugout after Winker was hit by the first pitch of the inning from Angels opener Andrew Wantz. Wantz had also thrown a pitch behind the head of the Mariners’ No. When Winker finally left the field, he made obscene gestures with both hands at the jeering Angels fans behind Seattle’s dugout. The Angels lost Wantz, Iglesias and reliever Ryan Tepera, while Winker, Rodriguez and J.P. Crawford were tossed for the Mariners. Harrison alertly made sure the run counted by diving headfirst into home right before the Mariners threw out Trout at third.wftv.com
Ohtani, Rendon rally Angels past Nationals 5-4 in 9th
Nationals Angels Baseball Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrates with Anthony Rendon (6) after a 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)ANAHEIM, Calif. — (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a tying, two-run double in the ninth inning, Anthony Rendon followed with a game-ending single against his former team and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 Sunday. Rendon then lined a single to center and Ohtani slid to avoid Victor Robles' throw home to give the Halos the weekend series. All 11 of the Nationals' hits were singles. The Nationals tacked on a run in the seventh on an RBI single by Josh Bell before the Angels rallied.wftv.com
Walsh slams Chapman as Angels stun Yanks after Ohtani flops
Jared Walsh hit a tying grand slam off Aroldis Chapman in a seven-run ninth inning for his second homer of a long night, and the Los Angeles Angels stunned the New York Yankees 11-8 in a rainy game that finished after 1 a.m. Shohei Ohtani’s highly anticipated first pitching appearance at Yankee Stadium was a wild wreck that ended early.
4-base error on ball over fence helps Rangers top Angels 7-3
(AP Photo/Ray Carlin)ARLINGTON, Texas Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas' Nick Solak popped out of the rookie's glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers' 7-3 win Sunday. Elias said it wasn't aware of any precedent for a four-base error on a ball that went over the fence. Isiah Kiner-Falefa put the Rangers in front in the third with a two-out double that scored Rob Refsnyder from first. He is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the A's, both during his nine seasons with Atlanta. Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (0-1, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game home series against Seattle.