The Los Angeles Angels hadn't used closer Ernesto Frieri in five days prior to his getting the ball on Saturday, and the rust was quite apparent. The pitcher faced five batters in the bottom of the ninth, with all five getting hits as the Angels blew a 5-1 lead.
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