OAKLAND, Calif. -- Billy Burns singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
The Angels successfully challenged what would have been a game-ending double play in the top of the ninth. A ball hit to right fielder Jake Smolinski was ruled a catch and with pinch-runner Todd Cunningham standing on second, it looked like an easy double play.
Replays clearly showed the ball bouncing into Smolinski's glove and the play was reversed. Johnny Giavotella followed with a sacrifice fly that tied the game at 2.
Marcus Semien drew a two-out walk from Fernando Salas (3-3) and Smolinski singled him to third to set up Burns' first career walk-off RBI.
Ryan Madson (3-2) gave up the lead in the ninth and got the victory.
Burns drives in the winning run in the 9th inning for A's
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