Patrick Sandoval went up against Jose Berrios. How did that go? Shohei Ohtani hit a homer in the first inning to make it one nothing. Toronto scored a couple in the second inning to make it 2-1 Toronto. Luis Rengifo scored on a triple to himself, thanks to a throwing error by second baseman Santiago Espinal. Toronto scored a bunch of runs in the top of the third.
In the third Shohei Ohtani went yard for the second time of the game, having already done so in the bottom of the first. Taylor Ward also scored.
A Max Stassi single scored two more to make it 6-6.
In the fourth inning Taylor Ward homered to make it 8-6 Angels.. Wade was the other runner who scored after having drawn a walk.
In the sixth, Taylor Ward doubled in another run to make it 9-6 Angels.
Not content with having the lead in late innings, the Angels decided to load the bases full of Blue Jays with no outs. This appears to be an Oliver Ortega meltdown up until now. Ryan Tepera came in and walked in a run to make it 9-7. I’m pretty sure Ortega could have done that. Raimel Tapia singled in another run to make it 9-8. Tepera walked Teoscar Hernandez to make it 9-9. Are we having fun yet? The Angels finally got their double play to end the Blue Jays half of the seventh inning.
Welcome back Max Stassi. A homer to center field is better than a buttercup any day. 10-9 Angels. Speaking of homers to center field, Ryan Tepera coughed up a solo shot to Bo Bichette to make it 10-10. Gotta love these nice tight pitcher’s duels. Alejandro Tiberius Kirk followed that up with a ground rule double.
Jose Quijada is pitching now and he intentionally walked pinch hitter Vlad Guerrero Jr. just in time for Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to double in another run. It is now 11-10 Blue Jays.
Heading into the ninth inning the Angels were down by a run. In comes Kyle Barraclough to give up a single to Teoscar Hernandez. He did get George Springer to pop out followed by Santiago Espinal. It took him 12 pitches, but Bo Bichette finally struck out to bring up the Angels in the bottom of the ninth.
Luis Rengifo = out number one on a ground ball to second. Brandon Marsh struck out swinging. It was all up to Max Stassi. He saw a knuckle curve he liked and singled to center. Juan Lagares came in to pinch run for him. It was to no avail. Andrew Velasquez hit a fly ball out to right field to end the game. The Angels lost again.
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