Brett Lawrie added a two-run blast and Bautista finished with
three hits for the Blue Jays. Buehrle (7-1) issued a season-high
five walks but limited the damage to two runs and six hits to become
the major leagues' first seven-game winner.
Bautista, who had a streak of 37 straight games reaching base come
to an end in Sunday’s loss, got right back into a groove with a
three-run homer in the first inning off C.J. Wilson (4-3). Mike
Trout doubled in two runs and C.J. Cron added a solo home run for
The first two batters reached on an infield single and a walk in
front of Bautista, who swatted a 2-1 changeup into the stands in
left field for his 10th homer and a 3-0 lead. Trout’s double off the
wall in straightaway center in the third plated Collin Cowgill and
Grant Green to cut the deficit to 3-2.
Lawrie restored the three-run advantage with a shot to left in the
sixth as Wilson was charged with five runs on six hits while
striking out eight in six innings. Cron got a run back with a blast
to left off Steve Delabar in the eighth, but Juan Francisco
delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the frame as the Blue
Jays put it away.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto CF Colby Rasmus left the game in the sixth
inning with tightness in his right hamstring, shifting RF Bautista
over to center. … Angels 1B/DH Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 in the
game and is just 1-for-20 in his last five contests. … The Blue Jays
continue their homestand by hosting the Cleveland Indians on
Tuesday, while Los Angeles begins a two-game series at Philadelphia.
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