A couple more inches, and Chris Iannetta probably wins the game with an eighth-inning three-run homer. One productive at-bat with runners in scoring position, and the Angels come back against lights-out closer Glen Perkins in the ninth. But that would've only masked one of the club's most-pressing, ongoing concerns with time running out and the season quickly slipping away:
Mike Trout doesn't hit singles; his coaches just happen to stop him at first base. That's his mindset, anyway. It's been that way since the beginning. And it made all the difference Wednesday night, when he turned a simple base hit into the two bases that helped manufacture the game's only run.
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