The Blue Jays rallied in the 9th inning for a 4-3 victory against the Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Alejandro Kirk scored on an error by right fielder Juan Lagares in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.

Kirk led number nine with one in the middle against Raisel Iglesias (1-3) and advanced to number two with a bunt offering. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. lined up a hit base to the right field to move Kirk to third, and scored when Lagares misplayed the ball.

Gurriel has three hits and runs, while Kirk has two hits for the Blue Jays, who have won seven of 10.

Jared Walsh and Tyler Wade homered for the Angels, who lost the injured Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon from the starting lineup. Wade was in line at third base when Rendon was absent.


Ohtani was a pinch hitter in the ninth but was defeated by Jordan Romano, who got a 15th save. Trevor Richards (2-0) won.

Toronto starter Alek Manoah pitched his top nine seasons but allowed three races on seven hits, including two home runs.

Los Angeles ’Chase Silseth went 4 1/3 innings and produced two runs on six hits. The Angels have dropped three straight.

Bo Bichette of Toronto led the second inning by doubling the base rule to the right corner. He advanced to number three on Teoscar Hernandez’s base and scored while Kirk played twice.

The Angels responded in the bottom of the inning when Andrew Velazquez’s bloop one down the left-field line drove in Luis Rengifo for a tie in the 1st. between the legs for error.

Walsh reached his 10th homer in the third inning when he got a switch from Manoah who was barely able to get past the wall in the middle. Toronto led off fifth with three straight hits, including a double RBI from Gurriel Jr. even in the 2-all.

Los Angeles won again in the home half with Wade’s solo shot on the right. This was Wade’s first homer since Sept. 26, 2020, when he was with the New York Yankees.

Toronto even finished number seven on RBI singles Matt Chapman.

CLOSE THE PHONE

Tapia was at third base with one out in the fifth when George Springer hit a foul line drive but hit Tapia in the leg. After being reviewed by the coach, Tapia remained in the game before being promoted to pinch hitter in the seventh inning.

VERY STRATEGIC?

Toronto has four outfielders in general trout’s at-bats, with second baseman Cavan Biggio moving into the right field. Trout made him pay by doubling down on the left line in the fifth round.

Left -hander Gurriel threw the ball to number two but there was no cover, allowing Trout to move to number three due to an error. Trout looked to give the Angels a 4-2 lead when scoring in the fielder’s pick, but the replay reversed the call and ruled that Bichette’s throw to Kirk was made in time.

TRAINER ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Tayler Saucedo (discomfort in right hip) continues to advance from 120 feet.

Angel: Ohtani is out of line because he is uncomfortable. … Rendon had an MRI of his right wrist after feeling increased soreness.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.47 ERA) has held off against hitters for a .111 batting average in four May starts.

Angels: RHP Michael Lorenzen (5-2, 3.05 ERA) has won in his last two starts. He threw six innings of three -hit balls in his last outing on May 14 against Oakland.

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