Angels complete three-game sweep of the Blue Jays
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Friday, May 3, 2019
Los Angeles (6) Toronto (2) Final
The Los Angeles Angels completed a series sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-2 victory on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.
Kole Calhoun delivered a two-RBI performance to lead the Angels (15-17) offensively, striking out once while going 1-for-3 at the plate. His second inning two-run home run set the pace early for Los Angeles.
On the mound, Tyler Skaggs (3-2) pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs for the home team. He posted five strikeouts and walked three batters in the win despite allowing four hits.
Toronto (14-17) attempted to rally behind Randal Grichuk’s two hits and one RBI but ultimately faltered as the game progressed.
Aaron Sanchez (3-2) earned the loss after surrendering nine hits and five runs, four were earned, across four innings of play. He also struck out and walked two batters apiece.
The Angels capitalized on a series of pitching mishaps by Sanchez, who issued a bases-loaded walk to Kevan Smith in the third inning. Andrelton Simmons would score from third base on the play to increase their lead to 3-0.
Los Angeles tacked on two more runs in the fourth courtesy of a fielding error by Alen Hanson. The 26-year-old failed to scoop up a routine ground ball in the outfield which allowed Mike Trout and Brian Goodwin to reach home from second and first, respectively.
The Blue Jays countered in the fifth and sixth, producing a single run in each inning to trim the deficit to 5-2.
Mike Trout added a home run in the sixth inning to make it 6-2, where the final score would stand.