MLB: Toronto 6, Los Angeles Angels 5

Aug. 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM   |   Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion completed a late rally with a go-ahead RBI single Sunday, handing Toronto a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Blue Jays were trailing 5-2 but struck for two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to avoid a four-game series sweep.

In the eighth, the Blue Jays narrowed the deficit when Angels third baseman Chris Nelson threw away a potential double-play grounder, allowing Rajai Davis (3-for-5, RBI) to score.

One out later, an infield single by Maicer Izturis made it 5-4.

Then in the ninth, closer Ernesto Frieri (0-4) allowed a single to Brett Lawrie leading off the inning and hit J.P. Arencibia with a pitch.

One out later, Dane De La Rosa induced Davis to force Lawrie at third on a grounder, but Jose Bautista (3-for-5, two RBI) then came through with a score-tying single to left.

Davis went to second on the play, stole third and scored the key run when Encarnacion followed by smacking a 2-0 pitch to left.

Brett Cecil (5-1) was credited with the win and Casey Janssen picked up his 19th save for Toronto.

Mark Trumbo ripped a three-run homer for Los Angeles.

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