Mike Trout drives in four runs, Angels take series from Blue Jays

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Updated: August 25, 2016
  1. The Angels wrapped up their three game series with the Blue Jays as they sent Jered Weaver to the mound, who was opposed  by Jays’ starter, J.A Happ. The series is tied at a game a piece as they played the rubber match, Thursday night in Toronto.

The Blue Jays would load the bases in the second for Jose Bautista, who would hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Melvin Upton Jr and giving the Jays a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Josh Donaldson would crush a home run to center, extending the Blue Jays lead to 2-0. In the sixth, the Angels would break through on Happ, as they loaded up the bases with no outs for Mike Trout. Trout would single to left, scoring two runs as they Angels tied the game at two.

Next batter was Albert Pujols, who would drive in Kole Calhoun for his 100th RBI of the season, and giving the Angels a 3-2 lead. C.J Cron would ground into a double play, but Mike Trout would score from third on the play as the Angels opened up a 4-2 lead. Jered Weaver would exit in the bottom of the sixth with bases loaded and two out, as Jose Valdez was tasked with facing Darwin Barney. Valdez would get Barney to ground out to second as Valdez escaped the jam, keeping the Angels ahead 4-2.

In the top of the seventh, Mike Trout would drive in two more runs, as he hit a two-run single off reliever, Joaquin Benoit, extending the Angels lead to 6-2 . In the ninth, the Jays would get a runner on second and two outs for Jose Bautista, who would double home Melvin Upton Jr, cutting the lead to 6-3. Angels’ closer, Fernando Salas would then get Josh Donaldson to fly out to right to end the ballgame, as the Angels defeated the Blue Jays 6-3 to win the series.

The winning pitcher was Jered Weaver, who went five and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits, struck out four and walked three, as he improves to 9-11 on the season. The loss was charged to J.A Happ, who gave up four runs in five innings and falls to 17-4.

UP NEXT:

The Angels will travel to Detroit and will take on the Tigers for a three game series, starting Friday night at Comerica Park. The probable pitchers for game one are Justin Verlander for the Tigers, against Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.

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