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Trumbo notches five hits, five runs in Angels' rout of Jays

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TORONTO -- Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too.

Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6.

Trumbo had a career-best five hits and became the first player in Angels history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game.

"Easily the best game I've had all year, maybe even career-wise in the big leagues," he said.

Trumbo finished 5 for 5 with three doubles and two RBI as the Angels won for the eighth time in 11 meetings with the Blue Jays. It's the 10th time in Angels history a player has had four extra-base hits in a game.

"It's a special day for him," starter Jerome Williams said. "I'm happy to be a part of it."

Trumbo doubled and scored in the first, third and sixth innings and singled and scored in the eighth. He led off the fifth with his 33rd home run and Hamilton followed with his 20th, the third time this season the Angels have gone back-to-back.

"It was unbelievable, man," said Hamilton, who saw all five of Trumbo's hits from the on-deck circle. "Every time he went up there, you expected something good to happen."

Hamilton went 3 for 5 with four RBI and scored twice, inspiring some praise from Trumbo.

"It's really nice to see," Trumbo said of Hamilton's big night. "He's had his struggles this year but the guy you're seeing now is the guy we've played against for quite some time."

Williams pitched five-plus innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since May 21 and 26. Williams (7-10) allowed six runs and nine hits, walked one and struck out one.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Williams was "erratic."

"He just didn't look like he was able to get his sinker where he wanted to and struggled through five innings," Scioscia said.

Michael Kohn and Buddy Boshers pitched one inning each and Ryan Brasier worked the final two.

Anthony Gose hit his first career grand slam for the Blue Jays and Rajai Davis added a solo shot, but it was a rough night for starter Mark Buehrle, who failed to extend his streak of six straight winning decisions.

Buehrle (11-8), who has not beaten the Angels since 2008, matched a season-worst by allowing eight runs in four-plus innings, his shortest start of 2013. The left-hander allowed a season-high 12 hits, walked one and struck out two in his first loss since July 20 against Tampa Bay.

"One of those nights," a frustrated Buehrle said. "The whole game I wasn't making pitches. Everything was up, I was falling behind in the count."

The Angels jumped on Buehrle with a four-run, bat-around first. Aybar hit a one-out solo homer, his sixth, Mike Trout walked and Trumbo doubled him to third before both runners scored on Hamilton's single. Two batters later, Grant Green hit an RBI single, scoring Hamilton.

The Blue Jays tied it in the second. Adam Lind, J.P. Arencibia and Moises Sierra all singled before Gose drilled a first-pitch grand slam, his first homer of the season.

The Angels reclaimed the lead in the third on Hamilton's RBI single, then pulled away with a three-run fifth, highlighted by the homers by Trumbo and Hamilton.

"Both [Trumbo] and Josh had terrific games in the middle of our order," Scioscia said.

Los Angeles tacked on three more against Chad Jenkins in the sixth. Trout extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a leadoff single and scored on Trumbo's double before Iannetta homered, his ninth.

Davis hit a home run and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI grounder in the bottom of the sixth, but Trumbo singled and scored on a two-out base hit by Kole Calhoun in the eighth.

Notes

The Angels activated INF Howie Kendrick (left knee) off the 15-day DL. ... Toronto 1B Edwin Encarnacion (left wrist) missed his second straight game. ... Angels RHP Jered Weaver, who experienced forearm tightness in Monday's game at Minnesota, is not expected to miss his next start. ... The Blue Jays announced plans for a two-game exhibition series against the New York Mets at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in March 2014.

 
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The line on Mark Trumbo (right): Five hits, five runs, four extra-base hits, 11 total bases and two RBI.  (USATSI)
The line on Mark Trumbo (right): Five hits, five runs, four extra-base hits, 11 total bases and two RBI. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

M. Trumbo
AB 5
R 5
H 5
HR 1
RBI 2
Toronto

A. Gose
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
 
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Collin Cowgill, CF6000023 .219
Erick Aybar, SS6111003 .267
Mike Trout, DH4210111 .337
Mark Trumbo, 1B5552000 .244
Josh Hamilton, LF5234002 .243
Chris Iannetta, C4232101 .225
Kole Calhoun, RF5022013 .291
Grant Green, 2B5021003 .248
Andrew Romine, 3B4010002 .245
Totals4412181224  
Batting
2B - Mark Trumbo 3 (29, Buehrle), Chris Iannetta (14, Buehrle), Kole Calhoun (6, Buehrle), Andrew Romine (3, Buehrle)
HR - Erick Aybar (6, Buehrle), Mark Trumbo (32, Buehrle), Josh Hamilton (20, Buehrle), Chris Iannetta (9, Jenkins)
SH - Andrew Romine (4)
RBI - Erick Aybar (51), Mark Trumbo 2 (91), Josh Hamilton 4 (67), Chris Iannetta 2 (35), Kole Calhoun 2 (23), Grant Green (13)
2-OUT RBI - Kole Calhoun (6), Grant Green (4)
Team LOB - 8
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jerome Williams (W,7-10) 5966112 4.81
Michael Kohn 1000010 3.28
Buddy Boshers 1000000 3.97
Ryan Brasier 2000000 3.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jerome Williams 80-48, Michael Kohn 15-11, Buddy Boshers 6-4, Ryan Brasier 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jerome Williams 6-8, Michael Kohn 1-1, Buddy Boshers 1-2
Batters Faced - Jerome Williams 25, Michael Kohn 3, Buddy Boshers 3, Ryan Brasier 6
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS5000001 .295
Ryan Goins, 2B4000000 .291
Brett Lawrie, 3B4020000 .260
Adam Lind, 1B4110002 .279
Rajai Davis, LF4111002 .267
J.P. Arencibia, C3210100 .205
Moises Sierra, RF4120000 .255
Anthony Gose, CF4124012 .244
Kevin Pillar, DH4001011 .161
Totals3669612  
Batting
2B - Brett Lawrie (15, Williams), Moises Sierra (7, Williams)
HR - Rajai Davis (5, Williams), Anthony Gose (1, Williams)
RBI - Rajai Davis (22), Anthony Gose 4 (8), Kevin Pillar (8)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Rajai Davis (2, Misplayed grounder), Anthony Gose (3, Throwing)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mark Buehrle (L,11-8) 41288123 4.18
Chad Jenkins 2433011 3.75
Ricky Romero 2211110 9.95
Luis Perez 1000000 5.40
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 77-52, Chad Jenkins 36-22, Ricky Romero 38-23, Luis Perez 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 4-6, Chad Jenkins 3-2, Ricky Romero 3-2, Luis Perez 2-1
Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 25, Chad Jenkins 10, Ricky Romero 9, Luis Perez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19079
Game Time - 2:43
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Toby Basner, Second Base - Hal Gibson, Third Base - Mike Everitt