Wilson then started the bottom of the first by getting Alcides Escobar
on a groundout. But Nori Aoki
and Lorenzo Cain
followed with a pair of singles. Wilson struck out Eric Hosmer
, but he walked Billy Butler
to load the bases. Gordon, who was 4-for-16 in his career against Wilson, then doubled to deep left-center.
That was all for Wilson, as Angels manager Mike Scioscia brought in reliever Vinnie Pestano. It was the shortest non-injury-related postseason start since Rick Ankiel lasted two-thirds of an inning in Game 2 of the 2000 National League Championship Series. The Reds' Johnny Cueto recorded just one out in Game 1 of the 2012 NL Division Series, but he exited early because of back spasms.
Wilson's outing also marked the second time in three starts that he lasted just two-thirds of an inning, having done so on Sept. 22 against the Athletics.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.