Skaggs pitches season-high 7 1/3, Angels beat Jays 3-1

TORONTO (AP) After seven failed attempts, Tyler Skaggs and the Los Angeles Angels are finally back at .500.

Skaggs pitched into the eighth inning, Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin hit solo home runs, and the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Tuesday night.

Los Angeles (37-37) had lost its past seven opportunities to return to .500 for the first time since being 8-8 on April 15.

''That's a huge hurdle for this team,'' Skaggs said. ''Hopefully we can keep rolling.''

Skaggs (6-6) went a season-best 7 1/3 innings. He allowed a run and three hits, walked none and struck out six to win consecutive starts for the first time since beating Kansas City on April 26 and Toronto on May 2.

''Clearly his best outing of the year, possibly our best start of the year,'' manager Brad Ausmus said.

It was the second time this season that Skaggs didn't issue a walk. He also did it April 12 against the White Sox.

''Tonight he was just attacking the zone with all of his pitches,'' catcher Kevan Smith said. ''He trusted all of them and you saw the results.''

Ty Buttrey got two outs in the eighth, and Hansel Robles finished for his 11th save in 13 opportunities.

Luis Rengifo had two hits as the Angels remained unbeaten in five meetings with the Blue Jays this season. Los Angeles has won 17 of 23 games in Toronto.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost six straight at home for the first time since May 12-20, 2018. Toronto (26-47) is a season-worst 21 games below .500.

Skaggs retired his first 11 batters before Gurriel hit a two-out homer in the fourth. The shot was his eighth in 23 games since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on May 24.

Calhoun tied it with a drive off the right field foul screen to begin the fifth, his 16th. Two outs later, Goodwin connected to put the Angels in front. The homer was Goodwin's seventh.

Both homers came off right-hander Marcus Stroman (4-9), who allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings. Stroman has lost three of his past four decisions.

''He was really good,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Just a couple mistakes today against a good lineup.''

Calhoun also homered in Monday's 10-5 win for the Angels. He's gone deep three times in five games against Toronto and has 10 career homers against the Blue Jays, more than any other non-division opponent.

Toronto's Randal Grichuk singled to begin the fifth but right fielder Calhoun threw him out at third as he tried to advance on a single by Rowdy Tellez.

''That's a big change,'' Ausmus said. ''Could be, potentially, a game-changing play.''

Freddy Galvis reached on an error by Rengifo, but the shortstop recovered to start an inning-ending double play, catching Danny Jansen's liner and doubling Tellez off second base.

Tim Mayza replaced Stroman after Smith reached on an infield single to begin the eighth. Mayza struck out pinch-hitter Justin Upton, and Rengifo singled before Tommy LaStella made it 3-1 with an RBI groundout.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle) was scheduled to play five innings at rookie-level Orem on Tuesday, with by a seven-inning stint on tap Wednesday. ... Upton was held out of the starting lineup but hit for Goodwin in the eighth. Upton returned to the lineup Monday after being out since March because of turf toe on his left foot.

Blue Jays: 1B Justin Smoak (left quadriceps) and RHP Edwin Jackson (strained lower back) were placed on the 10-day injured list. Toronto recalled OF Billy McKinney and RHP Justin Shafer from Triple-A Buffalo. ... OF Teoscar Hernandez, who left Monday's game because of a sprained left wrist, was held out of the lineup and is day to day. Hernandez was injured when he crashed into an unpadded section of the outfield fence while trying to make a catch.

THREE OF A KIND

The Angels won for the third time this season when scoring three or fewer runs.

SUPPORT SYSTEM

The Blue Jays have scored two or fewer runs in 12 of Stroman's 16 starts, and have failed to score at all in seven of his outings.

0-FOR-OPEN

Toronto is 0-6 when the roof at Rogers Centre is open.

UP NEXT

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (0-1, 4.57) is winless in four starts since being activated off the injured list. Heaney missed the first 51 games of the season because of a sore elbow.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-8, 5.04) has lost seven straight decisions since beating Oakland on April 27. He's 1-4 with a 3.42 ERA in five career games against the Angels.

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  • W: T. Skaggs (6-6)L: M. Stroman (4-9)S: H. Robles (11)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (16), B. Goodwin (7), TOR - L. Gurriel (8)
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    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Rengifo (7)
    • HR - K. Calhoun (16), B. Goodwin (7)
    • RBI - T. La Stella (40), K. Calhoun (38), B. Goodwin (25)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Goodwin (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, S. Ohtani 2 (2), K. Smith
    BATTING
    • HR - L. Gurriel (8)
    • RBI - L. Gurriel (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Gurriel (6)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (2)
    • DP - (Rengifo-La Stella)
    • E - L. Rengifo (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Stroman-Galvis-Tellez)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (W, 6-6)7.13110614.611.2930.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 15)0.20000102.021.210.5
    H. Robles (S, 11)1.00000103.151.0210.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (W, 6-6)7.1
    T. Buttrey (H, 15)0.2
    H. Robles (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Stroman (L, 4-9)7.04331323.231.2712.5
    T. Mayza0.21000104.261.42-0.5
    J. Biagini1.11000103.451.092.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Stroman (L, 4-9)7.0
    T. Mayza0.2
    J. Biagini1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 87-58, T. Buttrey 6-6, H. Robles 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 9-6, H. Robles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 24, T. Buttrey 2, H. Robles 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Mayza
    • HBP - J. Biagini
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 102-69, T. Mayza 12-7, J. Biagini 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 13-4, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Biagini 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 25, T. Mayza 3, J. Biagini 6
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    W. Tovar SS00000000.211.286.316.6020.0
    M. Trout CF20000100.294.462.6301.0912.0
    S. Ohtani DH40000003.275.344.500.8440.0
    A. Pujols 1B40100010.235.310.447.7570.5
    K. Calhoun RF41111001.235.326.490.8166.0
    D. Fletcher 3B40000001.298.350.426.7750.0
    K. Smith C41100021.296.387.469.8561.0
    B. Goodwin LF21111010.291.349.461.8115.5
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    • a-struck out for Goodwin in the 8th
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    C. Biggio RF30000010.222.364.492.856-0.5
    R. Grichuk CF30100000.221.278.412.6901.0
    R. Tellez 1B30100020.214.262.414.6770.0
    F. Galvis SS30000011.255.293.421.714-0.5
    D. Jansen C30000002.172.253.245.4980.0
    B. Drury 3B30000000.212.252.365.6180.0
    M. Stroman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Rengifo (7)
      • HR - K. Calhoun (16), B. Goodwin (7)
      • RBI - T. La Stella (40), K. Calhoun (38), B. Goodwin (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Goodwin (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, S. Ohtani 2 (2), K. Smith
      BATTING
      • HR - L. Gurriel (8)
      • RBI - L. Gurriel (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Gurriel (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (2)
      • DP - (Rengifo-La Stella)
      • E - L. Rengifo (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Stroman-Galvis-Tellez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (W, 6-6)7.13110614.611.2930.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 15)0.20000102.021.210.5
      H. Robles (S, 11)1.00000103.151.0210.5
      Total9.0311081---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (W, 6-6)7.1
      T. Buttrey (H, 15)0.2
      H. Robles (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (L, 4-9)7.04331323.231.2712.5
      T. Mayza0.21000104.261.42-0.5
      J. Biagini1.11000103.451.092.5
      Total9.0633152---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (L, 4-9)7.0
      T. Mayza0.2
      J. Biagini1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 87-58, T. Buttrey 6-6, H. Robles 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 9-6, H. Robles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 24, T. Buttrey 2, H. Robles 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Mayza
      • HBP - J. Biagini
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 102-69, T. Mayza 12-7, J. Biagini 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 13-4, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Biagini 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 25, T. Mayza 3, J. Biagini 6
      • 8TH INNING
        La Stella grounded out to second, Smith scored, Rengifo to second31
      • 5TH INNING
        Goodwin homered to right center21
        Calhoun homered to right11
      • 4TH INNING
        Gurriel homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike swinging, Pujols singled to right
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun popped out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Fletcher reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pujols out at second
        • K. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard struck out looking
        • V. Guerrero: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guerrero lined out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to third
        • Tim Mayza relieved Marcus Stroman
        • Justin Upton hit for Brian Goodwin
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rengifo singled to shallow right, Smith to third
        • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella grounded out to second, Smith scored, Rengifo to second
        • Joe Biagini relieved Tim Mayza
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Trout hit by pitch
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wilfredo Tovar at shortstop
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jansen flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Pujols grounded out to third
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Biggio: Biggio flied out to center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, La Stella grounded out to first
        • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Trout grounded out to first
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury lined out to shortstop
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded out to first
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Calhoun homered to right
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • K. Smith: Smith lined out to second
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin homered to right center
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rengifo fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk singled to shallow center
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Tellez singled to right, Grichuk out at third
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Galvis safe at first on 2nd baseman Rengifo fielding error, Tellez to second
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen lined into double play shortstop to second, Tellez out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ohtani grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Trout out at second
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Sogard lined out to left
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Gurriel: Gurriel homered to left center
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rengifo doubled to left
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Jansen: Jansen flied out to right
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • C. Biggio: Biggio grounded out to first
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grichuk popped out to third
        • R. Tellez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: La Stella grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to deep right
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ohtani grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Sogard grounded out to second
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)