Trout Hits Grand Slam as Angels Rally in 8th
(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- The Los Angeles Angels trailed 5-0 when they came to bat in the bottom of the eighth inning. When the final out of the inning was recorded, Mike Trout had hit a game-tying grand slam and Erik Aybar drove in the go-ahead run in a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.
"I was just [using a] two-strike approach," said Trout. "I wasn't trying to hit a home run, but it went out."
It was the 12th homer of the year for Trout and chased White Sox (31-32) starting pitcher Chris Sale, who had shutout the Angels (33-28) through seven innings, from the game. Aybar, who led off the eighth with a double, singled home Josh Hamilton a few batters later to give Los Angeles the lead.
Ernesto Frieri came on in the top of the ninth and picked up his ninth save of the year by setting down Chicago in order. Hamilton finished the day with three hits while Aybar added a pair for the Angles.
"We needed a victory like this," Trout said. "We never stopped fighting, had great at-bats, put some things together and we came out and got the W."
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