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C.J. Cron's two-run home run lifts Angels over Rays

Facing their first tense situation in their sixth game together, Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and second baseman Nick Franklin huddled in the middle of the Angel Stadium infield to discuss what they would do with a grounder hit their way in Sunday’s ninth inning.While pitching coach Charles Nagy visited the mound, the Tampa Bay Ray representing the tying run waited at third base. With one out, the go-ahead run stood at second, a superfluous runner at first.Simmons, an elite defender, and Franklin, less so, settled on a decision. If a ball came slowly, they’d take the out at first base. Fast, and they’d throw home. The possibility of a double play went unmentioned.The first pitch to Tim Beckham f ...