LA Angels 9, Toronto 7

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 24668

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 1 9 14 1
Toronto 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 43-33 22-17 21-16 W4
Toronto 38-38 19-16 19-22 L3

Recap

Angels 9, Blue Jays 7: Mike Trout had one of three Los Angeles home runs as the Angels overcame Jose Bautista's league-leading 26th homer to prevail in Toronto.

Trout finished with a pair of hits, raising his average to .345 while Dan Haren (6-7) overcame a rough outing to lead the Angels to their 14th victory in the last 18 games. The Blue Jays have dropped four of five.

Bautista gave the Blue Jays a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, blasting a Haren pitch into the second deck in left field for his 14th home run in June. That leaves him one shy of the American League record for the month shared by Babe Ruth (1930), Bob Johnson (1934) and Roger Maris (1961).

The Angels stormed back with three runs in the top of the sixth. Peter Bourjos tied the contest on an RBI ground-rule double and came around to score on Trout's eighth home run of the year, a shot to left field off Toronto starter Brett Cecil (1-1).

The Jays trimmed the deficit in the seventh when Brett Lawrie chopped a single up the middle to bring home Jeff Mathis, who doubled to open the frame. Cody Rasmus then reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and advanced to third on a Bobby Wilson throwing error but was gunned out at home on a Bautista grounder.

Mark Trumbo added insurance with an RBI triple in the ninth, and the Angels held on from there to move a season-best 10 games above the .500 mark.

Haren surrendered six runs on seven hits over six frames to win for the fifth time in seven decisions. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs recorded five outs to set things up for Ernesto Frieri, who worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by getting Edwin Encarnacion to ground into a game-ending double play for his 10th save.

Cecil was tagged for eight runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 frames. He walked two and struck out six.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alberto Callaspo and Trumbo also went deep for the Angels. ... Mathis had three hits, including a home run, for the Blue Jays. ... Bautista's 14 home runs in June are the most hit by any Toronto player in one month. Rudy York owns the American League record with 18 homers in August 1937, while Sammy Sosa is the major-league record-holder after belting 20 home runs in June 1998. ... Trout is hitting .394 (41-for-104) in June. ... Frieri has 58 strikeouts in 35 innings on the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Toronto
Dan Haren Player Brett Cecil
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 10
9.00 ERA 13.50
Hitting
LA Angels   Toronto
Albert Pujols Player Jeff Mathis
4 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
6 TB 8
.800 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 14 3 28 .378 11 11 9 3 0 1
Toronto 12 2 20 .324 15 6 7 2 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .432 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Angels have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .576 after a loss.