Coco Crisp Tumbles Into the Stands to Steal a Home Run Away

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Getty)

With his parents visiting all the way from South Korea, Los Angeles Angels rookie Ji-Man Choi did not disappoint.

The 25-year-old first baseman crused two home runs for four RBI, and was a ridiculously athletic catch by Oakland Athletics outfielder and awesome name haver Coco Crisp away from collecting three dingers.

Disappointing for sure for Choi. But he still seemed relatively happy with his performance at the plate all things considered.

"I really wanted a multi-hit game because I had never had one," Choi said through an interpreter after the game. "This was my first major league multi-hit game, so it's very crazy to do it in front of my family."

It was the first multi-hit game of Choi's young career.

Crisp's catch mattered in a big way, keeping things all tied up at five in the fifth inning.

After the teams exchanged runs in the seventh and eighth innings and ventured into extras, A's first baseman Yonder Alonso broke up the tie with an RBI double in the 10th, before shortstop Marcus Semien tacked on an RBI single to give their squad an 8-6 victory.

Alonso's knock was particularly notable, after his error in the eighth let the Angels even the score.

"I prayed to every god there is I would get another opportunity to help my team," Alsono said.

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