LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Revere scored the winning run from second base on a passed ball and a throwing error by catcher Yasmani Grandal, and the Los Angeles Angels blew a ninth-inning lead before beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Cameron Maybin ended up with a walk-off strikeout of sorts when Grandal lost control of Pedro Baez’s third strike and then put his throw over Chase Utley’s head at first, allowing Revere to score in bizarre fashion.
Grandal had just hit a tying homer off Cam Bedrosian (2-0) with two outs in the ninth for the Dodgers, but the Angels rallied against Baez (2-1) to send the NL leaders to just their third loss in 20 games.
Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Angels.
Trayce Thompson homered in the eighth inning, and the Dodgers were down to their final strike before Grandal dramatically tied it.
The Angels then rallied to take two of the first three games in the annual interleague Freeway Series, which concludes Thursday in Anaheim.
Bedrosian was one pitch from his first save since missing 53 games with a strained groin, but Grandal hit it to the fake rock pile beyond center field for his 10th homer of the season.
Everything about Revere’s trip around the bases was weird. He reached on Chris Taylor’s one-out error in the ninth and advanced to second on a wild pitch before coming home with the winner.