Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

LA Angels leads 1-0 (as of 9/10)

Game 1: Tuesday, September 10
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Toronto6
Game 2: Wednesday, September 11
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Toronto4
Game 3: Thursday, September 12
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Angels 12

(68-76, 33-36 away)

Blue Jays 6

(67-77, 35-35 home)

    7:07 PM ET, September 10, 2013

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    W: J. Williams (7-10)

    L: M. Buehrle (11-8)

    Trumbo has 5 hits, Angels beat Blue Jays 12-6

    Associated Press

    TORONTO -- Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too.

    Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6.

    Trumbo had a career-best five hits and became the first player in Angels history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game.

    "Easily the best game I've had all year, maybe even career-wise in the big leagues," he said.

    Trumbo finished 5 for 5 with three doubles and two RBIs as the Angels won for the eighth time in 11 meetings with the Blue Jays. It's the 10th time in Angels history a player has had four extra-base hits in a game.

    "It's a special day for him," starter Jerome Williams said. "I'm happy to be a part of it."

    Trumbo doubled and scored in the first, third and sixth innings and singled and scored in the eighth. He led off the fifth with his 33rd homer and Hamilton followed with his 20th, the third time this season the Angels have gone back-to-back.

    "It was unbelievable, man," said Hamilton, who saw all five of Trumbo's hits from the on-deck circle. "Every time he went up there, you expected something good to happen."

    Hamilton went 3 for 5 with four RBIs and scored twice, inspiring some praise from Trumbo.

    "It's really nice to see," Trumbo said of Hamilton's big night. "He's had his struggles this year but the guy you're seeing now is the guy we've played against for quite some time."

    Williams pitched five-plus innings to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 21 and 26. Williams (7-10) allowed six runs and nine hits, walked one and struck out one.

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Williams was "erratic."

    "He just didn't look like he was able to get his sinker where he wanted to and struggled through five innings," Scioscia said.

    Michael Kohn and Buddy Boshers pitched one inning each and Ryan Brasier worked the final two.

    Anthony Gose hit his first career grand slam for the Blue Jays and Rajai Davis added a solo shot, but it was a rough night for starter Mark Buehrle, who failed to extend his streak of six straight winning decisions.

    Buehrle (11-8), who has not beaten the Angels since 2008, matched a season-worst by allowing eight runs in four-plus innings, his shortest start of 2013. The left-hander allowed a season-high 12 hits, walked one and struck out two in his first loss since July 20 against Tampa Bay.

    "One of those nights," a frustrated Buehrle said. "The whole game I wasn't making pitches. Everything was up, I was falling behind in the count."

    The Angels jumped on Buehrle with a four-run, bat-around first. Aybar hit a one-out solo homer, his sixth, Mike Trout walked and Trumbo doubled him to third before both runners scored on Hamilton's single. Two batters later, Grant Green hit an RBI single, scoring Hamilton.

    The Blue Jays tied it in the second. Adam Lind, J.P. Arencibia and Moises Sierra all singled before Gose drilled a first-pitch grand slam, his first homer of the season.

    The Angels reclaimed the lead in the third on Hamilton's RBI single, then pulled away with a three-run fifth, highlighted by the homers by Trumbo and Hamilton.

    "Both (Trumbo) and Josh had terrific games in the middle of our order," Scioscia said.

    Los Angeles tacked on three more against Chad Jenkins in the sixth. Trout extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a leadoff single and scored on Trumbo's double before Iannetta homered, his ninth.

    Davis homered and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI grounder in the bottom of the sixth, but Trumbo singled and scored on a two-out base hit by Kole Calhoun in the eighth.

    Game notes


    The Angels activated INF Howie Kendrick (left knee) off the 15-day DL. ... Toronto 1B Edwin Encarnacion (left wrist) missed his second straight game. ... Angels RHP Jered Weaver, who experienced forearm tightness in Monday's game at Minnesota, is not expected to miss his next start. ... The Blue Jays announced plans for a two-game exhibition series against the New York Mets at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in March 2014.

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    Game Information

    StadiumRogers Centre, Toronto, ON
    Attendance19,079 (38.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time2:43
    Weather72 degrees, clear
    Wind10 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Toby Basner, Second Base - Hal Gibson III, Third Base - Mike Everitt

    Research Notes

    Tonight marks just the 5th game this season in which the Angels scored 12+ runs, and their 1st game with 12+ runs since July 10 at Cubs.
    Mark Trumbo: 1st player in Angels history with 5 hits or more, 5 or more runs scored in same game
    With his 5th-inning HR tonight, Josh Hamilton became one of just 7 players with 20+ HRs and 25+ doubles in each of last four seasons. He joins Alfonso Soriano, David Ortiz, Prince Fielder, Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, and Adrian Beltre as the only players to record those numbers in each season since 2010.
    Mike Trout extends his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the 6th inning, tied for the 2nd-longest hit streak of his career.
    Mark Trumbo: 5-5, HR, 5 runs * 1st career 5-hit game * 3rd career game with at least 4 hits * Last Angel with at least 5 hits and a HR in a game was Bobby Abreu on April 3, 2011 * 1st player on any team to score 5 runs in a game since Erick Aybar on September 18, 2011
    Chris Iannetta's 352-foot home run off Chad Jenkins in Toronto had an apex of 165 feet, the second-highest apex on a home run this season (Juan Francisco, 168-foot apex on June 25).

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