American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Toronto|
(Tuesday, September 10th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 12, Toronto 6
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo became the first player in
franchise history to record five hits and five runs scored in the same game as
the LA Angels of Anaheim routed the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-6, in the opener of
a three-game set.
Trumbo finished his historic night a perfect 5-for-5 with three doubles, a
home run and two RBI. Josh Hamilton swung a good bat as well, smacking his
20th home run as part of a three-hit, four-RBI game. Chris Iannetta and Erick
Aybar also went yard in the triumph, LA's fifth in six tries against Toronto
dating back to last season.
Jerome Williams (7-10) was reached for six runs on nine hits over five-plus
innings for the Angels, who snapped a two-game losing skid.
"He just didn't look like he was able to get his sinker where he wanted to and
struggled through five innings," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle (11-8) got shelled, allowing the Angels eight
runs and 12 hits in just four-plus innings.
"The whole game I wasn't making pitches. Everything was up, I was falling
behind in the count," Buehrle said.
LA jumped all over Buehrle in the top of the first. With one away, Aybar
belted his sixth home run of the season before Mike Trout drew a one-out walk.
Trumbo then doubled to put runners on second and third for Hamilton, who
plated a pair with his single to right. Iannetta then muscled a single to
right, and with two outs, Grant Green blooped an RBI single in front of Rajai
Davis in left to spot Williams a 4-0 lead.
The lead disappeared an inning later when Anthony Gose cleared the bases
with his first career grand slam. Adam Lind, J.P. Arencibia and Moises Sierra
all singled in front of Gose, who took the first pitch he saw from Williams
over the wall in right.
The Angels regained the lead a half inning later when Hamilton singled to
right-center, scoring Trumbo.
LA's power surge in the fifth chased Buehrle from the contest before he could
record an out. Trumbo and Hamilton cranked back-to-back homers, and after
Iannetta doubled to center, Kole Calhoun plated the Angels' eighth run with a
ground rule double to right-center. Chad Jenkins relieved Buerhle.
Trumbo's third double of the night drove in a run sparked a three-run sixth
inning. One batter after Hamilton was robbed of a base hit by Ryan Goins at
second base, Iannetta joined the home run party with a two-run shot to left.
The Jays got a pair back in the bottom of the sixth, which began with Davis'
fifth homer of the year. Arencibia then walked, moved to third on Sierra's
double and scored when Kevin Pillar grounded out to third.
Calhoun's single to right in the eighth plated Trumbo for the fifth time to
result in the final margin.
This was the second tilt in a 10-game road trip for the Angels ... Williams
has won consecutive decisions after dropping his previous eight ... Trumbo now
has 15 RBI in his last 15 games against the Jays, and his 11 total bases
Tuesday are the most among AL first basemen this season ... LA tallied 18 hits
compared to Toronto's nine.
09/11 02:52:19 ET