American League Game Summary - Toronto at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Thursday, May 3rd)
Final Score: Toronto 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 0
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Morrow tossed the second shutout of his
career, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels
of Anaheim in the opener of four-game set.
Morrow (3-0) fanned eight and allowed just three hits for Toronto, which has
won five of its last six.
"My fastball command is what did it tonight," Morrow said. "Most of my
strikeouts were on sliders. I was able to change speeds. I had better life on
my fastball, I could hit down and away anytime I wanted to."
J.P. Arencibia smacked a three-run homer, while Kelly Johnson, Yunel
Escobar and Brett Lawrie each had two hits and a run scored.
Dan Haren (1-2) gave up five runs -- three earned -- on five hits and two
walks for the Angels, who had their three-game winning steak snapped.
"I put us behind the eight ball and it's tough to play catch-up with a pitcher
(Morrow) like that," Haren said.
The Blue Jays plated three in the third and two in the six to account for the
Lawrie and Colby Rasmus began the third frame with back-to-back singles and
Arencibia belted the first offering from Morrow into the left-field seats.
In the sixth, Johnson led off with a walk and Escobar blooped a single into
left. After Jose Bautista and Adam Lind struck out, Edwin Encarnacion slapped
a ground ball to third base.
Mark Trumbo fielded the ball cleanly but his throw to first base was well
wide, allowing Johnson and Escobar to score, making it 5-0.
Morrow set the Angels down in order in the fifth through eighth innings before
Trumbo led off the ninth with a double. Morrow, though, stranded him there as
he retired the next three batters to cap the win.
Arencibia's three-run shot was his first homer since Opening Day, when he
launched the go-ahead homer in the 16th inning against Cleveland...Toronto was
1-for-7 with runners in scoring position...It was also Morrow's second career
05/04 01:05:20 ET