MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
LA Angels0 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 10131
Toronto1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 580
  W: F. Peña (5-1)   L: E. Jackson (1-5)
4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT, June 17, 2019
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario  Attendance: 16,486

Angels look to continue success against Blue Jays

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Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

  1. The Angels swept three from the Blue Jays at home earlier this season and are 6-0-2 in their last eight series in Toronto since September 2011. The eight consecutive series without a loss is the tied for the fourth longest in franchise history against any opponent on the road.
  2. Mike Trout has reached base safely in a personal-best 12 consecutive games in Toronto, slashing .442/.571/.698 with three home runs, 10 RBI, 14 runs and 13 walks. On Sunday, he hit his 19th homer, singled and walked, his MLB-leading 26th time reaching base at least three times in a game.
  3. Kole Calhoun has a .788 OPS on the season, but in the second inning his OPS jumps to 1.341. Among the 53 players with at least 35 plate appearances in the second inning, his 1.341 OPS ranks second.
  4. The Blue Jays have plated 12 runs in two of their last four games after not reaching that mark in any of their first 67 contests. Sunday's 12-0 win at Houston was the franchise's most lopsided shutout since a 13-0 victory at Baltimore on August 31, 2011.
  5. The Blue Jays have lost four in a row in Toronto and are 3-8 there with an AL-worst 6.29 home ERA since May 22. They've served up 28 homers in their last 11 in Toronto.
  6. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who has three homers and 10 RBI in his last seven games, has a 1.021 OPS with runners on base this season compared to a .516 OPS with nobody on and nobody out. That difference of plus-.505 is the fifth largest in MLB among those with at least 125 total plate appearances.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/17/2019 thru 6/20/2019

The Los Angeles Angels continue their 11-game road trip Monday night when they open a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Angels split a four-game series to start the trip, losing 6-5 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays will return from a 3-3 trip after salvaging the finale of a three-game series against the Houston Astros on Sunday with a 12-0 victory. Toronto won two of three from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Angels are expected to go with an opener Monday as right-hander Luis Garcia (1-1, 4.74 ERA). Felix Pena is expected to follow Garcia, who will match up early against Blue Jays right-hander Edwin Jackson (1-4, 10.22).

The Angels swept a three-game series from the Blue Jays from April 30-May 2 at home.

The Angels dropped to two games below .500 with the loss Sunday. Their last seven chances to return to .500 since the middle of April have all ended in defeats.

"We split a series with a good team, which I think is pretty good," Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "We could easily have taken three out of four from these guys, and now we're going to heat into Toronto and hopefully get this thing going and start getting hot again."

They should have some positive developments this week with the return of two players from the injured list.

Left fielder Justin Upton is expected to join the Angels for the game Monday. He has yet to play this season after suffering a sprained toe just before Opening Day.

Upton was 7-for-21 in six games during a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons also could return to the lineup this week, possibly during the series in Toronto. Simmons has been out more than a month with a sprained left ankle.

"It would be nice to get the band together," Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't want to say back together because they haven't really been together."

The Blue Jays dished out some payback Sunday hitting five home runs after they were outscored 22-4 while losing the first two games of the series at Houston.

Trent Thornton, who was traded by the Astros to the Blue Jays for Aledmys Diaz in November, struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings to earn his second-career major league win.

"It wasn't personal at all," Thornton said. "You're just playing against a bunch of your friends, so you want to do better than them. That was a lot of fun."

Former Astros outfielder Teoscar Hernandez hit two homers and had four RBIs. One of the home runs was against Tyler White, who moved from first base to the mound to pitch the ninth.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also had four RBIs, two on a home run.

Jackson will make his sixth start as a Blue Jay. He won both starts against the Angels last season and had a 1.42 ERA over 12 2/3 innings. He is 6-4 with a 3.39 ERA in 14 career games (11 starts) against the Angels.

Garcia is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA in eight career relief appearances against Toronto. He allowed two hits while striking out two in one inning against Toronto on May 2. This will be his second appearance as an opener this season and his 28th outing overall.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 17, 2019

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