American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Toronto|
(Sunday, July 1st)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 10, Toronto 6
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Torii Hunter's sacrifice fly in the ninth
inning was the winner as the LA Angels of Anaheim downed the Toronto Blue
Jays, 10-6, in the finale of a four-game series.
Mike Trout hit a solo home run and scored three runs. Mark Trumbo and Alberto
Callaspo each added a two-run home run while Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with
an RBI and two runs scored for the Angels, who split the series and have won
five of seven.
C.J. Wilson pitched five-plus innings in the start and gave up two runs -- one
earned -- on three hits with five walks. Jason Isringhausen (3-0) got the win
despite giving up the tying run in the seventh.
Colby Rasmus hit a three-run home run while J.P. Arencibia hit a solo home run
for the Blue Jays, who have dropped four of their last six.
Aaron Laffey gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and four
strikeouts over six innings. Francisco Cordero (3-5) was tagged for three runs
while recording just one out in the eighth for the loss.
"We climbed back into it, but then, as we've seen, things got away from us a
little bit late there," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell.
The game was tied, 3-3, in the eighth inning, but the Angels went ahead in
the frame on a leadoff homer from Trout, followed three batters later by
Trumbo's two-run shot for a 6-3 advantage.
In the ninth, the Angels added to their advantage. With the bases loaded,
Hunter's sac fly chased home one and Pujols drove in another with a single.
Peter Bourjos later hit an RBI single and Kendrys Morales' run-scoring
groundout made it a 10-3 game.
Rasmus hit his three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off of Jordan
Walden, but the Jays were unable to get any closer.
Pujols' fly out in the first plated Trout thanks to an error from Rajai Davis.
Trout had doubled and moved to third on a Hunter groundout prior to making it
a 1-0 game.
Callaspo's two-run homer in the fifth made it 3-0, but the Blue Jays rallied
to tie the contest.
In the sixth, an error from Howie Kendrick on a Jose Bautista grounder scored
Omar Vizquel and Brett Lawrie. On that play, the ball wound up in the
outfield and was thrown back to second. Rasmus was caught between second and
third and Lawrie took off for home. He knocked down John Hester, who hung on
to the ball, at the plate then came back to touch the plate for the second
run despite already being ruled safe.
"The throw took Hester across home plate as (Lawrie) was looking to score,"
said Farrell. "There was a little bit of a collision and a bang-bang play.
(Lawrie) is looking to jar the ball loose and at the same time he stepped on
home plate at the moment of the collision and was safe."
Angels manager Mike Scioscia came out to argue the call and was promptly
thrown out by home plate umpire James Hoye.
Arencibia's solo shot in the seventh, his 11th of the year, tied the game in
Bautista was selected as a starter in the All-Star game for Toronto while
pitchers Jered Weaver and Wilson and Trout and Trumbo were all named to the
All-Star squad for the Angels...Each team won four games in the season
series...Toronto stays home to face KC for four games starting on
Monday...The Angles play three games in Cleveland starting on Monday.
07/02 01:20:52 ET