David Price, in his fourth start since being acquired from Detroit, picked up the win and is now 3-0 with Toronto, (12-4 overall). Cron scored on Chris Iannetta’s double down the first-base line, but Price pitched out of that jam before striking out five Angels in the next two innings.
The Jays had scored three runs in the first inning and Price was getting ready to throw his first pitch.
The win moved the 67-55 Blue Jays four games ahead of the 63-59 Angels for the wild card lead, while a 7-3 Yankees loss to the Cleveland Indians cut the deficit in the AL East to a half game.
“Right now we have to, in house, circle our wagons and get our game in order”, Scioscia said. “We’ll wait and see”, he said. I think it’s unfair for our team and our generation and now we have a new generation.
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Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a “strong candidate” to succeed Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season.
Ask most baseball players and they would surely trade an MVP award or any individual accolades for a playoff appearance. First baseman C.J. Cron dropped a routine popup in the third inning for an error, and another catchable popup fell between Cron, second baseman Ryan Jackson and right fielder Kole Calhoun in the seventh for a hit that cost the Angels a run. He left his shortest start of the season after walking three Jays in the fourth. I had a long-term contract and success and was looking for a way to make an impact and not just write a check to a foundation and say you’re helping. It’s definitely going to be a part of my legacy that’s going to last a lot longer than anything I could ever do on the field. The Angels have lost six of their last eight when scoring three or less runs.
Toronto is one of the top home-run-hitting teams in the league with 163 home runs.
“We’ve also tossed around, too, maybe bringing (Josh) Thole up again“, said manager Gibbons. “He really got a good read, he was there, and I don’t know if it got in the lights or what happened, but it popped out of his glove”. “It’s a tough lineup to face”.
Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion contributed three RBIs and extended his career-best hitting streak to 18 games.
Trout went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk.
“In that situation if I was going to get beat, I wanted to get beat with my best pitch and that’s my fastball”, Price said of the Trout at-bat. The bottomline as of right now, Josh Donaldson has had a great year, but if we’re talking about the Most VALUABLE Player there is no question it has to be Mike Trout. And nobody anticipated the destruction that the Blue Jays are wreaking on AL pitching staffs as they chase a playoff berth.
NOTES: Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella left the ballpark before the game because he was feeling sick.
And as a so-called vertically integrated media conglomerate, he said there are plenty of other opportunities for Rogers to make money off the newly competitive team, whether it’s advertising opportunities on the company’s TV channels, cover photos of the Blue Jays on its magazines or Blue Jays-branded offers for its cable and wireless packages. Blue Jays 9, Angels 2.