Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Game Report - April 30, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Blue Jays (3) - Angels (4)
Photo Credit: @BlueJays
Brian Goodwin hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
The Angels’ left fielder came up with one out in the eighth inning and smacked the game-winning homer to centre field off of Ryan Tepera.
Goodwin went 2-for-4 with the home run and a single for Los Angeles (13-17) who have won two games in a row.
Griffin Canning (0-0) pitched 4.1 innings in his major league debut, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six. He had an opportunity to leave with the win but gave up a two-run lead in the fifth inning.
Canning was excellent to begin his major league career, retiring the first 10 batters he faced, including a string of five consecutive strikeouts.
Hansel Robles earned the save for Los Angeles, working around a leadoff walk to pick up his second save of the season.
Brandon Drury continued his hot hitting for Toronto (14-15), going 1-for-4 with a solo home run. The loss snapped the Blue Jays three-game winning streak. Drury now has six hits in his last three games.
Clay Buchholz (0-1) did not factor into the decision, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three.
Toronto opening the scoring in the fourth, when Canning uncorked a wild pitch with the bases loaded, allowing Freddy Galvis to score, giving the Jays a 1-0 lead. The rookie quickly recovered, retiring next two batters to limit the damage to one run.
Los Angeles took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the inning thanks to an RBI single from Tommy LaStella followed by a two-run home run off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy.
Drury closed the gap to 3-2 in the fifth, hitting an opposite-field home run to lead off the inning.
Teoscar Hernandez tied the game three batters later, scoring on a Billy McKinney groundout to make it 3-3.
The Jays caught a break in the third inning after a throwing error from Eric Sogard caught Mike Trout napping on the base paths, causing the former-MVP to get thrown out at second to end the inning.
Sogard left the game after the fourth inning due to illness and was replaced by McKinney.
Marcus Stroman (1-3, 1.43 ERA) will start the second game of the series for Toronto. Felix Pena (0-1, 3.63 ERA) will start Wednesday’s game for Los Angeles.