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Lovullo admits to pitching change error as Diamondbacks drop game to Angels in 10 innings

Lose as many games as the Diamondbacks have over the past six weeks and there is bound to be variety. But they managed to find a new way to watch a potential victory unravel in Friday night’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels, this time with a mistake made by the manager.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo tried to make a pitching change in the 10th inning before his reliever, Ryan Buchter, had faced the minimum three batters. It wasn’t until Buchter had already returned to the dugout — and reliever Riley Smith had already arrived at the mound and begun his warm-up tosses — that Angels manager Joe Maddon brought the matter to home-plate umpire Greg Gibson’s attention.