Game Recap 9/7/23 | Guardians Lose To The Angels 3-2

September 8, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Live Recap

3 Things About Guardians Loss Los Angeles Angels:

1 – Walk-off 

Emmanuel Clase could not hold the 2-1 lead in the 9th, blowing his 10th save on the season as the Angels won in a walk-off.

2 – CalCal

Quantrill has a strong outing going six innings, giving up zero runs and only three hits.  In two starts, Quantrill has only given up two runs in 12 innings of work. 

3 – Kwan and JRAM  

Steven Kwan and Jose Ramirez set the table all night for the Guards as both hitters had three hits a piece, with both scoring a run.  

Game Summary

Kyren Paris notched his first career RBI, while Randal Grichuk came through with a clutch two-out, walk-off single, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night. Paris, who contributed the winning run for the Angels, played a pivotal role in their ninth-inning rally against Emmanuel Clase (2-8), securing only their second win in 11 games.

The dramatic sequence unfolded as Clase surrendered Chad Wallach’s one-out double followed by Phillips’ single. Paris then delivered a short drive to right for his second career hit, resulting in Phillips being forced out at home on Brandon Drury’s bases-loaded grounder for the second out. However, Grichuk stepped up to the plate and crushed a 1-2 cutter to center, marking his sixth career walk-off hit.

The victory was sealed by Jose Soriano (3-2), who pitched the ninth inning for the Angels. Clase’s blown save, his 10th of the season in 48 chances, added to the Guardians’ disappointment.

In other news, the Cleveland Guardians, led by Gavin Williams, managed to halt the Minnesota Twins and avoid a three-game sweep with a hard-fought 2-1 win. Despite the valiant effort of Steven Kwan and José Ramírez, who each recorded three hits, the Guardians experienced their fourth loss in five games during their seven-game California trip. This defeat pushed them 6 1/2 games behind the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins.

Cal Quantrill delivered an impressive performance for Cleveland in his second start after a two-month absence due to a shoulder injury. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits while striking out six. Quantrill prevented any Angels from reaching third base, but his hopes of securing his first victory since May 7 were dashed by the late rally.

Both teams endured six scoreless innings until Cleveland broke the deadlock with three consecutive one-out singles and an RBI groundout off Aaron Loup. Phillips provided some relief for the Angels with an RBI single in the seventh inning.

Shohei Ohtani, the front-runner for the AL MVP award, missed his fourth consecutive game for the Angels due to a right oblique injury. However, manager Phil Nevin expressed optimism that Ohtani would return to the lineup soon.

Up Next

Logan Allen (6-7, 3.77 ERA) takes the mound for Cleveland on Friday against Los Angeles’ Griffin Canning (7-5, 4.30) in the second meeting of the four-game series.

Friday 9/8 9:38 PM EST – Game 2 vs. Angels

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