Angels score three runs in ninth inning, beat Jays 6-5

TORONTO (AP) Troy Scribner's major league debut was already done by the time the nerves set in. When they did, it was because his first shot at a victory was on the line.

Scribner (1-0) pitched three innings, Cliff Pennington drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Saturday.

Trailing 5-3 against Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna (3-1), the Angels took the lead with a three-run ninth. Kole Calhoun hit a one-out single, Martin Maldonado was hit by a pitch, Ben Revere hit an RBI double, and pinch-runner Kaleb Cowart scored on a wild pitch, sending Revere to third. Revere scored the go-ahead run on Pennington's sacrifice fly to shallow center.

Los Angeles won for the 13th time in its past 17 games at Rogers Centre.

The blown save was Osuna's fifth of the season, three of which came before April 28.

''One of those days,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''You don't see too often. Got to move on.''

Scribner had been in line for the loss after giving up Miguel Montero's tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth. Darwin Barney followed with a single but Scribner retired the next seven in a row.

''He gave us three innings that we really needed,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ''Everybody you talk to say he's got great make-up, he's aggressive, all the things you're looking for in a young pitcher. He bounced back after the home run.''

Mostly calm on the mound, Scribner said the stress kicked as he watched Bud Norris finish for his 16th save in 18 chances, putting runners at first and second before getting Jose Bautista to ground into a double play.

''When we went ahead I was like `Wow, this might be my win right here,''' Scribner said. ''I got nervous then because I was like `Oh man.' We got into a little trouble in the last inning but we pulled it out. It was awesome.''

With several scouts in attendance to watch his performance ahead of Monday's trade deadline, Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

''I felt good today, I felt like my fastball was working well,'' Liriano said. ''My location was great. I made a couple of mistake here and there but I felt like I pitched pretty well.''

All the scoring off Liriano came in the sixth, when the Angels rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Mike Trout drove in the first run and Andrelton Simmons hit a two-out, two-run single.

Toronto answered in the bottom half when Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer off Scribner, his first since joining the Blue Jays earlier this month.

Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Josh Donaldson scored on Simmons' throwing error after advancing to third on a fly ball. The Blue Jays added two more against Keynan Middleton in the fifth on back-to-back doubles by Darwin Barney and Ryan Goins.

Making his first start of the season after 36 relief appearances, Angels right-hander Yusmeiro Petit allowed one run and three hits in four innings. Petit walked none and struck out five.

Angels slugger Albert Pujols went 0 for 3 with a walk and is hitless in 24 at bats. Scioscia said he wasn't convinced Pujols needed a day off to rest and clear his head.

''It seems like he's just missing some pitches but he feels strong, he feels like he's starting to put better swings on the ball,'' Scioscia said. ''Don't think he's tired.''

BIRTHDAY GIRL

Scribner's parents drove to Toronto from Connecticut on Friday, stopping in Buffalo, NY, to acquire passports. The family planned to go out and hold a double celebration Saturday night - it was also his mother's birthday.

TROUT TAKES TORONTO

Trout has reached base safely in 14 straight games against the Blue Jays. He's batting .439 (25 for 57) in that span.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: INF Nick Franklin, acquired from Milwaukee last month, was designated for assignment. RHP Scribner was selected from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (sprained right ankle) was placed on the 10-day DL and INF Rob Refsnyder was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. ... Toronto optioned RHP Chris Smith to Buffalo and activated RHP Mike Bolsinger (left knee) off the DL.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Jesse Chavez (5-10, 5.35) has a 5.82 ERA in 26 career games at Rogers Centre. Chavez has had two separate stints with the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays: RHP Cesar Valdez (1-0, 4.97) pitched six innings to beat Oakland Tuesday, winning for the first time since his major league debut in May 2010.

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  • W: T. Scribner (1-0)L: R. Osuna (3-1)S: B. Norris (16)
  • HR: TOR - M. Montero (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Escobar 3B31100200.274.334.392.7264.0
J. Graterol C00000000.255.263.291.5540.0
M. Trout CF51210002.327.445.6821.1284.0
A. Pujols DH30000112.228.276.366.6420.5
C. Cron 1B30000024.228.280.362.642-1.0
a- L. Valbuena 1B10000001.197.270.394.6640.0
A. Simmons SS40120010.301.351.459.8092.5
K. Calhoun RF41100012.232.312.368.6801.5
M. Maldonado C30000000.241.307.404.7121.0
K. Cowart 3B01000000.471.526.6471.1731.0
S. Robinson LF21100000.143.217.143.3602.0
b- B. Revere LF21110000.244.265.320.5854.0
C. Pennington 2B30010021.246.312.310.6220.0
  • a-flied out for Cron in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Robinson in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF50000003.218.327.390.7170.0
J. Donaldson 3B41100021.239.362.428.7901.0
J. Smoak 1B40200011.301.380.594.9741.5
K. Morales DH40000033.251.308.457.765-1.5
S. Pearce LF41100001.262.313.440.7522.0
K. Pillar CF00000000.242.291.394.6860.0
E. Carrera LF40000012.291.360.427.787-0.5
M. Montero C22121200.244.340.386.72610.0
R. Refsnyder PR00000000.135.200.216.4160.0
D. Barney 2B31210010.226.279.289.5694.5
a- R. Martin PH10000011.221.355.375.730-0.5
R. Goins SS30110111.206.263.326.5893.5
  • a-struck out for Barney in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Revere (8)
  • SF - C. Pennington (2)
  • RBI - M. Trout (45), A. Simmons 2 (46), B. Revere (10), C. Pennington (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 2 (19)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Barney (6), R. Goins (14)
  • HR - M. Montero (5)
  • RBI - M. Montero 2 (10), D. Barney (12), R. Goins (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Montero 2 (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - L. Valbuena, A. Simmons, C. Pennington
  • E - B. Norris, A. Simmons (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Donaldson (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Petit4.03100502.520.9611.5
K. Middleton1.02221204.501.31-1.0
T. Scribner (W, 1-0)3.03220216.001.0012.0
B. Norris (S, 16)1.00002103.051.198.5
PITCHERSIP
Y. Petit4.0
K. Middleton1.0
T. Scribner (W, 1-0)3.0
B. Norris (S, 16)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Liriano6.05331405.881.6214.0
J. Biagini (H, 8)1.00000104.831.273.5
J. Smith (H, 13)1.00001103.281.122.5
R. Osuna (L, 3-1) (BS, 5)1.02331102.490.76-7.5
PITCHERSIP
F. Liriano6.0
J. Biagini (H, 8)1.0
J. Smith (H, 13)1.0
R. Osuna (L, 3-1) (BS, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Petit 48-36, K. Middleton 32-19, T. Scribner 41-30, B. Norris 21-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Petit 2-5, B. Norris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Y. Petit 15, K. Middleton 6, T. Scribner 12, B. Norris 4
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Osuna
  • HBP - R. Osuna
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 87-52, J. Biagini 10-8, J. Smith 18-13, R. Osuna 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 7-7, J. Biagini 2-0
  • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 24, J. Biagini 3, J. Smith 4, R. Osuna 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Escobar 3B31100200.274.334.392.7264.0
J. Graterol C00000000.255.263.291.5540.0
M. Trout CF51210002.327.445.6821.1284.0
A. Pujols DH30000112.228.276.366.6420.5
C. Cron 1B30000024.228.280.362.642-1.0
a- L. Valbuena 1B10000001.197.270.394.6640.0
A. Simmons SS40120010.301.351.459.8092.5
K. Calhoun RF41100012.232.312.368.6801.5
M. Maldonado C30000000.241.307.404.7121.0
K. Cowart 3B01000000.471.526.6471.1731.0
S. Robinson LF21100000.143.217.143.3602.0
b- B. Revere LF21110000.244.265.320.5854.0
C. Pennington 2B30010021.246.312.310.6220.0
Total3367503712-----
  • a-flied out for Cron in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Robinson in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF50000003.218.327.390.7170.0
J. Donaldson 3B41100021.239.362.428.7901.0
J. Smoak 1B40200011.301.380.594.9741.5
K. Morales DH40000033.251.308.457.765-1.5
S. Pearce LF41100001.262.313.440.7522.0
K. Pillar CF00000000.242.291.394.6860.0
E. Carrera LF40000012.291.360.427.787-0.5
M. Montero C22121200.244.340.386.72610.0
R. Refsnyder PR00000000.135.200.216.4160.0
D. Barney 2B31210010.226.279.289.5694.5
a- R. Martin PH10000011.221.355.375.730-0.5
R. Goins SS30110111.206.263.326.5893.5
Total34584131013-----
  • a-struck out for Barney in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Revere (8)
  • SF - C. Pennington (2)
  • RBI - M. Trout (45), A. Simmons 2 (46), B. Revere (10), C. Pennington (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 2 (19)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Barney (6), R. Goins (14)
  • HR - M. Montero (5)
  • RBI - M. Montero 2 (10), D. Barney (12), R. Goins (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Montero 2 (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - L. Valbuena, A. Simmons, C. Pennington
  • E - B. Norris, A. Simmons (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Donaldson (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Petit4.03100502.520.9611.5
K. Middleton1.02221204.501.31-1.0
T. Scribner (W, 1-0)3.03220216.001.0012.0
B. Norris (S, 16)1.00002103.051.198.5
Total9.08543101---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Petit4.0
K. Middleton1.0
T. Scribner (W, 1-0)3.0
B. Norris (S, 16)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Liriano6.05331405.881.6214.0
J. Biagini (H, 8)1.00000104.831.273.5
J. Smith (H, 13)1.00001103.281.122.5
R. Osuna (L, 3-1) (BS, 5)1.02331102.490.76-7.5
Total9.0766370---
PITCHERSIP
F. Liriano6.0
J. Biagini (H, 8)1.0
J. Smith (H, 13)1.0
R. Osuna (L, 3-1) (BS, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Petit 48-36, K. Middleton 32-19, T. Scribner 41-30, B. Norris 21-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Petit 2-5, B. Norris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Y. Petit 15, K. Middleton 6, T. Scribner 12, B. Norris 4
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Osuna
  • HBP - R. Osuna
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 87-52, J. Biagini 10-8, J. Smith 18-13, R. Osuna 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 7-7, J. Biagini 2-0
  • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 24, J. Biagini 3, J. Smith 4, R. Osuna 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Pennington hit sacrifice fly to center, Revere scored65
    Cowart scored, Revere to third on wild pitch55
    Revere doubled to deep right, Calhoun scored, Cowart to third45
  • 6TH INNING
    Montero homered to center, Pearce scored35
    Simmons singled to left center, Escobar and Trout scored, Pujols to second33
    Trout singled to shallow center, Robinson scored, Escobar to second13
  • 5TH INNING
    Goins doubled to left, Barney scored03
    Barney doubled to deep left, Montero scored02
  • 4TH INNING
    Pearce lined out to right, Donaldson scored, Smoak to third on shortstop Simmons fielding error01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kevin Pillar in center
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Joe Smith
    • A. Simmons: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Simmons struck out looking
    • K. Calhoun: Calhoun singled to shallow center
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Ball, Maldonado hit by pitch, Calhoun to second
    • Kaleb Cowart ran for Martin Maldonado
    • B. Revere: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Revere doubled to deep right, Calhoun scored, Cowart to third
    • C. Pennington: Ball, Cowart scored, Revere to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pennington hit sacrifice fly to center, Revere scored
    • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Trout popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bud Norris relieved Troy Scribner
    • Juan Graterol catching
    • M. Montero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Montero walked
    • Rob Refsnyder ran for Miguel Montero
    • Russell Martin hit for Darwin Barney
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Refsnyder to second on Norris fielding error, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Goins walked
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Bautista grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Goins out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Joe Smith relieved Joe Biagini
    • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
    • M. Trout: Foul, Trout flied out to center
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
    • Luis Valbuena hit for C.J. Cron
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Valbuena flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Scribner Pitching:
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales lined out to left
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pearce flied out to shallow left
    • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carrera fouled out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Joe Biagini relieved Francisco Liriano
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado grounded out to third
    • Ben Revere hit for Shane Robinson
    • B. Revere: Ben Revere facing Joe Biagini
    • S. Robinson: Ball, Revere grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Scribner Pitching:
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Bautista flied out to deep right
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson flied out to deep center
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Smoak lined out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • S. Robinson: Robinson singled to left
    • C. Pennington: Ball, Ball, Pennington flied out to shallow center
    • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Escobar singled to center, Robinson to third
    • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Trout singled to shallow center, Robinson scored, Escobar to second
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked, Escobar to third, Trout to second
    • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Simmons singled to left center, Escobar and Trout scored, Pujols to second
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Troy Scribner relieved Keynan Middleton
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pearce singled to right
    • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Carrera lined out to left
    • M. Montero: Strike looking, Montero homered to center, Pearce scored
    • D. Barney: Strike looking, Foul, Barney singled to shallow center
    • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Goins struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons flied out to left
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Keynan Middleton relieved Yusmeiro Petit
    • M. Montero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Montero walked
    • D. Barney: Ball, Barney doubled to deep left, Montero scored
    • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goins doubled to left, Barney scored
    • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bautista flied out to right
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • Y. Escobar: Escobar grounded out to third
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Trout reached on an infield single to third, Trout to second on 3rd baseman Donaldson fielding error
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Pujols grounded out to second, Trout to third
    • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cron lined out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Y. Petit Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Donaldson singled to shallow center
    • J. Smoak: Smoak singled to right, Donaldson to second
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Morales struck out on foul tip
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Pearce lined out to right, Donaldson scored, Smoak to third on shortstop Simmons fielding error
    • E. Carrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Carrera lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado popped out to shortstop
    • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Robinson grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Pennington: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pennington struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Petit Pitching:
    • D. Barney: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
    • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goins fouled out to catcher
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista popped out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons flied out to shallow right
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Petit Pitching:
    • S. Pearce: Pearce grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carrera struck out looking
    • M. Montero: Montero grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • F. Liriano Pitching:
    • Y. Escobar: Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Trout: Ball, Trout grounded out to first
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Francisco Liriano pitching
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista popped out to first
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak singled to center
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)