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Angels Push Pass Jays In Late Rally

The Toronto Blue Jays outscored the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 in the series opener on Monday afternoon and also a game that saw LA’s Matt Joyce benched because he arrived at the stadium late because of a miscommunication in game time.

Both teams were back at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday night with the Blue Jays sending RHP Aaron Sanchez ( ERA 4.17) to the mound and the Angels sending LHP Hector Santiago (ERA 2.29) out for the start.

In the bottom of the first the Blue Jays took a one run lead with a solo homerun by Josh Donaldson, his ninth of the season.

The Angels tied the game at one one in the top of the fourth with a homerun by Kole Calhoun (4) on a line drive to left field.

In the bottom of the fifth, Toronto took a 2-1 lead when Kevin Pillar scored off of a sac fly to center field by Josh Donaldson.

The seventh inning seemed to get a bit interesting for the Angels as they put some things together to tie the game at two runs a piece. Calhoun started things off with a walk and would then advance to second base when David Freese grounded out. A walk by Matt Joyce then put runners on the corners with one out. A RBI single by Chris Iannetta on a ground ball to left is all the Angels would need for a tied ballgame.

With Sanchez still in the game in the eighth, the Angels would be able to take a 3-2 lead with a sac fly by Freese to score Erick Aybar.

Santiago went seven innings for the Angels, allowing four hits and two runs; one earned; striking out five batters. Sanchez went seven and a third innings allowing six hits and three runs; striking out five.

Santiago (3-2) earned the win for the Angels and RHP Huston Street (ERA 2.70) pitched a no-hit ninth inning earning his thirteenth save of the season. Sanchez is charged with the loss and falls to (3-4) on the season.

Up Next:

The Angels and Blue Jays will meet again for the third game of the series on Wednesday night at 7:07pm. RHP Jered Weaver (4.44, 2-4) will get the start for LA and RHP Drew Hutchinson (6.17, 3-0) will get the start for Toronto.

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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