Angels Push Pass Jays In Late Rally
Angles win keeps them a game over .500 and only 5.5 out of first place.
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.
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.