MLB: Los Angeles Angels 8, Toronto 2

Aug. 2, 2013 at 12:58 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Mark Trumbo's two-run homer highlighted a four-run first inning Thursday, igniting the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-2 victory over Toronto.

Los Angeles ended a six-game losing streak, the last three of those losses coming to walkoff home runs by the Texas Rangers.

The Angels raced to a 7-0 lead through three innings and turned things over to starter Garrett Richards (3-4), who gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings while throwing only 90 pitches.

Toronto starter Josh Johnson (1-8) faced additional struggles against the Angels, having come into the game with a 6.08 earned run average.

Los Angeles batted around in the first inning against Johnson with Howie Kendrick driving in a run with a single, Trumbo delivering his 24th homer and J.B. Shuck adding a run-scoring base hit.

Shuck, who hit the first home run of his 117-game career last Monday, also had a sacrifice fly in both the third and seventh innings.

Johnson eventually allowed six runs on 10 hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

Toronto had won its previous two games and fell to 2-2 on its 10-game western road trip.

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