"I take a lot of pride in [stranding] inherited runners," Kohn said. "Especially in a game like that where [Jered] Weaver had been throwing the ball great all day. To get out of that for him, with no runs scoring, was special."
Kohn fills a utillity role in the Angels bullpen. Fernando Salas has staked out the seventh, with Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri rotating in the eighth and ninth innings. Kohn never pitches in save situations and rarely in hold situations, but he often comes in when the Angels are behind.
"When I was in the Minor Leagues, I was a closer, and I fed off that adrenaline," Kohn said. "It's not the same most times when I pitch, but I try to take the same approach."
Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.