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L.A. Angels (69-76) «020110010582
Toronto (67-78)300100000440

Angels 5, Blue Jays 4

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TORONTO -- There are plenty of things that haven't gone right for the Los Angeles Angels this season. One that has is starter C.J. Wilson.

Kole Calhoun hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, Wilson won his eighth straight decision and the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Wilson (16-6) allowed four runs, three earned, in seven innings to match his career-high in victories, first set with Texas in 2011.

"Of all the things we've talked about this year that haven't worked out, C.J. is on the other side of that ledger," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's having just a terrific season, pitching deep into games. He's going to be 200-plus innings again. Every stat you look at is terrific for him."

The left-hander, who has not lost since July 5 against Boston, walked four and struck out six. He's 12-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 17 starts since June 14.

Wilson, however, insisted that he can be even better, and said he's still working to refine things between starts.

"I'm still not happy with how I'm pitching, he said. "Today I won, but it wasn't a great stat line for me with the walks and stuff."

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wilson "can carve you up" when he's on.

"He's got that nice cutter that he runs inside to right-handers and it really kind of neutralizes you," Gibbons said.

Mark Trumbo hit a two-run home run, his career-high 33rd, and Josh Hamilton had three hits as the Angels won for the ninth time in 12 meetings with the Blue Jays.

Mike Trout started the winning rally by drawing a one-out walk off Steve Delabar (5-3) in the eighth and going to third on Hamilton's double. Trumbo was intentionally walked to load the bases for Calhoun, who hit a sacrifice fly to left.

"I'm playing free and starting to get into a good rhythm," Calhoun said. "It makes it a lot easier getting out there every single day."

Calhoun went 1 for 2 with two sacrifice flies, helping Los Angeles win for the fifth time in seven games.

"He's one of those guys where the sum is greater than the parts," Wilson said of Calhoun.

Calhoun has at least one RBI in 14 of his past 15 starts, the first Angels player ever to do so.

"He's really shortened his swing and you see he has the strength to still drive the ball," Scioscia said. "He's just having great at-bats."

Dane De La Rosa worked the eighth and Ernesto Frieri finished for his 32nd save in 36 chances.

Moises Sierra went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple, but it wasn't enough for the Blue Jays.

Toronto took a 3-0 lead with a two-out rally in the first. Sierra doubled home Rajai Davis and Adam Lind, who had both walked, then scored on a throwing error by shortstop Erick Aybar, who overthrew first base on Mark DeRosa's infield single.

The Angels answered with two runs in the second off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Hamilton drew a leadoff walk and Trumbo followed with second-deck blast to center, his sixth consecutive hit. Trumbo went 5 for 5 in Tuesday's 12-6 win.

Trumbo's homer was the 31st off Dickey this season. Only Oakland's A.J. Griffin (33) has allowed more.

Los Angeles tied it on Calhoun's first sacrifice fly in the fourth, with Trout scoring his 100th run of the season. Trout is the third Angels player to record consecutive 100-run seasons and just the seventh player in big league history to do it at ages 20 and 21. The last was Alex Rodriguez, who scored 100 runs in 1996 and 1997.

Toronto reclaimed the lead in the bottom half when Sierra led off with a triple and scored on an error by third baseman Andrew Romine, who couldn't handle Aybar's relay throw.

The Angels tied it again in the fifth. Grant Green hit a leadoff double and scored two batters later on Aybar's sacrifice fly.

Dickey had pitched at least six innings in his previous 15 starts but failed to extend the streak. The knuckleballer allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out two.

"I thought he looked really sharp that first inning," Gibbons said. "Then it was kind of hit or miss."

Notes

The Angels have won 11 of their past 13 road games. ... Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion (left wrist) missed his third straight game. Gibbons said Encarnacion has not been able to hit off a tee or in the cage since Sunday because of lingering pain. ... On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of the Toronto Police Services, Toronto Fire Department and Toronto Emergency Medical Services participated in the national anthems.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

J. Hamilton
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
Toronto

M. Sierra
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
J.B. Shuck, LF5010001 .294
Erick Aybar, SS3001010 .266
Mike Trout, CF2200211 .336
Josh Hamilton, DH3130100 .247
Mark Trumbo, 1B3112102 .244
Kole Calhoun, RF2012000 .295
Hank Conger, C2010011 .258
   a-Chris Iannetta, PH-C2000011 .223
Grant Green, 2B3110111 .250
Andrew Romine, 3B4000002 .226
Totals2958555  
a-struck out for Conger in the 6th
Batting
2B - Josh Hamilton (31, Delabar), Grant Green (6, Dickey)
HR - Mark Trumbo (33, Dickey)
SF - Erick Aybar (5), Kole Calhoun 2 (4)
RBI - Erick Aybar (52), Mark Trumbo 2 (93), Kole Calhoun 2 (25)
CS - Kole Calhoun (1, 2nd base by Loup/Thole)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Erick Aybar (13, Throwing), Andrew Romine (2, Missed catch of throw)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
C.J. Wilson (W,16-6) 7443460 3.44
Dane De La Rosa (H,16) 1000000 3.12
Ernesto Frieri (S,32) 1000000 3.86
WP - C.J. Wilson (11)
Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 104-61, Dane De La Rosa 16-12, Ernesto Frieri 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 9-6, Dane De La Rosa 3-0
Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 29, Dane De La Rosa 3, Ernesto Frieri 3
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS3000100 .292
Rajai Davis, LF3100111 .264
Brett Lawrie, 3B3000100 .257
Adam Lind, 1B3100122 .277
Moises Sierra, RF4231000 .291
Mark DeRosa, DH3011001 .225
   a-Munenori Kawasaki, PH-DH1000000 .223
Ryan Goins, 2B4000012 .271
Anthony Gose, CF4000021 .233
Josh Thole, C2000000 .144
   b-J.P. Arencibia, PH-C1000000 .205
Totals3144246  
a-popped out for DeRosa in the 9th
b-grounded out for Thole in the 7th
Batting
2B - Moises Sierra 2 (9, Wilson)
3B - Moises Sierra (1, Wilson)
RBI - Moises Sierra (8), Mark DeRosa (32)
2-OUT RBI - Moises Sierra (3), Mark DeRosa (10)
SB - Rajai Davis (41, 3rd base off Wilson/Conger), Moises Sierra (1, 3rd base off Wilson/Iannetta)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Rajai Davis 1
DP - Reyes-Goins-Lind, Reyes-Goins-Lind-Davis-Lawrie-Goins
PB - Josh Thole (8)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
R.A. Dickey 5.1744221 4.36
Aaron Loup 0.2000010 2.42
Dustin McGowan 1000010 1.71
Steve Delabar (L,5-3) 1111210 2.82
Darren Oliver 1000100 3.97
IBB - Trumbo by Steve Delabar
Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 92-60, Aaron Loup 6-3, Dustin McGowan 8-7, Steve Delabar 22-9, Darren Oliver 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 8-5, Dustin McGowan 1-1, Darren Oliver 1-2
Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 24, Aaron Loup 1, Dustin McGowan 3, Steve Delabar 5, Darren Oliver 4
Game Information
Attendance - 17994
Game Time - 2:43
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Toby Basner, First Base - Hal Gibson, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Tim Welke