Pearce slams again, Jays score 7 in 9th, beat Angels 11-10

TORONTO (AP) Another pretty grand game for Steve Pearce.

Pearce hit his second game-ending grand slam in just four days and the Toronto Blue Jays pulled off the biggest ninth-inning comeback in team history, rallying for seven runs to beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-10 Sunday.

Pearce connected with one out off former Baltimore teammate Bud Norris (1-4).

''We kept fighting all the way to the end,'' Pearce said. ''We showed great resilience as a team.''

Pearce said he typically doesn't like batting against former teammates, but felt he had the upper hand after Norris fell behind 2-0.

''He missed pretty bad on the first two pitches, so I was able to really lock in on the next pitch,'' Pearce said.

On Thursday, Pearce's slam with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Toronto over Oakland 8-4.

Pearce became just third player to hit two game-ending grand slams in the same season, joining Cy Williams (Phillies, 1926) and Jim Presley (Seattle, 1986). Presley later served as Pearce's hitting coach with the Orioles.

On two prior occasions, the Blue Jays had won games by scoring five runs in the ninth.

''A crazy day,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''You don't see that coming.''

Toronto trailed 10-4 heading into the ninth against Brooks Pounders, but drew closer on Kevin Pillar's two-run homer. After Rob Refsnyder doubled, Norris took over and gave up a single to Ezequiel Carrera and an RBI single by Russell Martin. Justin Smoak grounded out and Kendrys Morales walked before Pearce connected for his 10th homer.

Matt Dermody (1-0) worked three innings for his first career win.

Albert Pujols hit two home runs for the Angels, who were bidding for their first sweep since May. Los Angeles lost for the first time this season when leading by three or more runs.

''I don't think we let anything slip away,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''I think those guys took it.''

Pujols entered hitless in his previous 24 at-bats, two shy of matching his career-worst skid, but snapped out of the slump with a two-run drive off Cesar Valdez in the first inning. It was his first hit since July 22 against Boston.

Pujols finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs. He hit a run-scoring single in the third and struck out in the fourth before connecting for a solo homer off Mike Bolsinger in the sixth.

''Albert put it together today,'' Scioscia said. ''Some of the pitches he was missing before, he didn't miss this afternoon.''

Pujols has 607 career home runs, leaving him two behind Sammy Sosa for eighth place on the career list.

It was Pujols' first multihomer game of the season and the 56th of his career, breaking a tie with Jimmie Foxx and Ken Griffey Jr. and giving him sole possession of eighth place in that category.

SLAMMED AGAIN

The Angels lost 11-7 at Cleveland last Wednesday when former Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion hit a game-winning grand slam off Norris in the 11th.

SIMPLY GRAND

George Bell (1988) and Gregg Zaun (2008) are the only other Blue Jays players to hit game-ending grand slams.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Kole Calhoun left in the third because of a sore right hamstring. Shane Robinson pinch ran for Calhoun and took over in right field. Calhoun is expected to undergo an MRI Monday.

Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (sprained right ankle) will see a specialist after an MRI Saturday revealed ligament damage. ... OF Jose Bautista got his first day off this season. ... With 3B Josh Donaldson given the day off, C Russell Martin started at third.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (4-12, 5.09) starts the opener of a three-game home series against Philadelphia. The Angels have lost each of Nolasco's past four outings. RHP Aaron Nola (8-6, 3.17) starts for the Phillies.

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (4-7, 5.43) starts the opener of a three-game series in Chicago against the White Sox. Estrada is 0-5 with an 8.87 ERA in his past 10 starts. RHP James Shields (2-3, 5.86) will pitch for Chicago.

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AngelsLAA51-55
20501100110140
Blue JaysTOR49-56
10300000X11123
  • W: M. Dermody (1-0)L: B. Norris (1-4)
  • HR: LAA - A. Pujols 2 (16), TOR - S. Pearce (10), E. Carrera (8), K. Pillar (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Escobar 3B51110021.272.332.392.7253.0
M. Trout CF32200210.332.452.6821.1345.5
A. Pujols DH53342012.233.280.385.66515.5
K. Calhoun RF20000002.231.310.366.6770.0
S. Robinson RF32200000.208.269.208.4786.0
A. Simmons SS50220003.302.351.460.8125.0
L. Valbuena 1B30110103.199.273.393.6663.0
B. Revere LF51110002.243.263.317.5804.0
M. Maldonado C20010013.239.307.401.7081.5
K. Cowart 2B41200013.476.522.7141.2364.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Carrera RF53311021.299.365.445.8109.0
    R. Martin 3B42210101.225.359.377.7366.0
    J. Smoak 1B41110104.301.380.591.9704.0
    K. Morales DH30010111.249.307.454.7601.5
    D. Barney DH01000000.226.279.289.5691.0
    S. Pearce LF41241101.267.319.462.78112.0
    M. Montero C40010012.237.331.374.7050.5
    R. Goins SS31100102.208.266.326.5933.0
    K. Pillar CF41221001.244.293.403.6968.0
    R. Refsnyder 2B31100102.150.227.250.4774.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Escobar (20), A. Simmons (25)
      • 3B - K. Cowart
      • HR - A. Pujols 2 (16)
      • SF - L. Valbuena (3), M. Maldonado
      • RBI - Y. Escobar (29), A. Pujols 4 (63), A. Simmons 2 (48), L. Valbuena (33), B. Revere (11), M. Maldonado (30)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Pearce (8), R. Refsnyder (2)
      • HR - E. Carrera (8), S. Pearce (10), K. Pillar (12)
      • SF - K. Morales (2)
      • RBI - E. Carrera (19), R. Martin (22), J. Smoak (70), K. Morales (57), S. Pearce 4 (32), M. Montero (11), K. Pillar 2 (25)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Robinson (2), B. Revere (12)
      • CS - B. Revere (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (7)
      • DP - K. Calhoun, L. Valbuena, A. Simmons
      • PB - M. Maldonado (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - M. Montero, R. Goins, J. Smoak, R. Martin, R. Refsnyder
      • E - M. Montero 2 (4), R. Refsnyder (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chavez5.07442215.431.433.0
      B. Parker1.00001102.140.912.5
      C. Bedrosian1.00001104.641.172.5
      D. Hernandez1.00000002.231.023.0
      B. Pounders0.023310110.452.13-6.0
      B. Norris (L, 1-4)0.13441013.891.27-13.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Valdez2.07761216.591.61-7.0
      A. Loup1.23000304.621.491.5
      M. Bolsinger2.13211115.491.661.5
      M. Dermody (W, 1-0)3.011010012.272.1814.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Valdez2.0
      A. Loup1.2
      M. Bolsinger2.1
      M. Dermody (W, 1-0)3.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 94-59, B. Parker 20-13, C. Bedrosian 15-9, D. Hernandez 10-8, B. Pounders 15-8, B. Norris 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 6-5, C. Bedrosian 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-2, B. Norris 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 22, B. Parker 4, C. Bedrosian 4, D. Hernandez 3, B. Pounders 3, B. Norris 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Valdez
      • HBP - M. Dermody
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Valdez 51-33, A. Loup 36-24, M. Bolsinger 47-31, M. Dermody 33-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Valdez 4-0, A. Loup 1-1, M. Bolsinger 3-3, M. Dermody 4-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Valdez 14, A. Loup 8, M. Bolsinger 11, M. Dermody 10
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      AngelsLAA51-55
      20501100110140
      Blue JaysTOR49-56
      10300000X11123
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Escobar 3B51110021.272.332.392.7253.0
      M. Trout CF32200210.332.452.6821.1345.5
      A. Pujols DH53342012.233.280.385.66515.5
      K. Calhoun RF20000002.231.310.366.6770.0
      S. Robinson RF32200000.208.269.208.4786.0
      A. Simmons SS50220003.302.351.460.8125.0
      L. Valbuena 1B30110103.199.273.393.6663.0
      B. Revere LF51110002.243.263.317.5804.0
      M. Maldonado C20010013.239.307.401.7081.5
      K. Cowart 2B41200013.476.522.7141.2364.5
      Total3710141023619-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        E. Carrera RF53311021.299.365.445.8109.0
        R. Martin 3B42210101.225.359.377.7366.0
        J. Smoak 1B41110104.301.380.591.9704.0
        K. Morales DH30010111.249.307.454.7601.5
        D. Barney DH01000000.226.279.289.5691.0
        S. Pearce LF41241101.267.319.462.78112.0
        M. Montero C40010012.237.331.374.7050.5
        R. Goins SS31100102.208.266.326.5933.0
        K. Pillar CF41221001.244.293.403.6968.0
        R. Refsnyder 2B31100102.150.227.250.4774.0
        Total3411121136415-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Escobar (20), A. Simmons (25)
          • 3B - K. Cowart
          • HR - A. Pujols 2 (16)
          • SF - L. Valbuena (3), M. Maldonado
          • RBI - Y. Escobar (29), A. Pujols 4 (63), A. Simmons 2 (48), L. Valbuena (33), B. Revere (11), M. Maldonado (30)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Pearce (8), R. Refsnyder (2)
          • HR - E. Carrera (8), S. Pearce (10), K. Pillar (12)
          • SF - K. Morales (2)
          • RBI - E. Carrera (19), R. Martin (22), J. Smoak (70), K. Morales (57), S. Pearce 4 (32), M. Montero (11), K. Pillar 2 (25)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Robinson (2), B. Revere (12)
          • CS - B. Revere (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (7)
          • DP - K. Calhoun, L. Valbuena, A. Simmons
          • PB - M. Maldonado (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - M. Montero, R. Goins, J. Smoak, R. Martin, R. Refsnyder
          • E - M. Montero 2 (4), R. Refsnyder (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Chavez5.07442215.431.433.0
          B. Parker1.00001102.140.912.5
          C. Bedrosian1.00001104.641.172.5
          D. Hernandez1.00000002.231.023.0
          B. Pounders0.023310110.452.13-6.0
          B. Norris (L, 1-4)0.13441013.891.27-13.0
          Total8.1121111643---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Chavez5.0
          B. Parker1.0
          C. Bedrosian1.0
          D. Hernandez1.0
          B. Pounders0.0
          B. Norris (L, 1-4)0.1
          Total8.1
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Valdez2.07761216.591.61-7.0
          A. Loup1.23000304.621.491.5
          M. Bolsinger2.13211115.491.661.5
          M. Dermody (W, 1-0)3.011010012.272.1814.0
          Total9.014107362---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Valdez2.0
          A. Loup1.2
          M. Bolsinger2.1
          M. Dermody (W, 1-0)3.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chavez 94-59, B. Parker 20-13, C. Bedrosian 15-9, D. Hernandez 10-8, B. Pounders 15-8, B. Norris 19-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chavez 6-5, C. Bedrosian 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-2, B. Norris 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Chavez 22, B. Parker 4, C. Bedrosian 4, D. Hernandez 3, B. Pounders 3, B. Norris 5
          PITCHING
          • IBB - C. Valdez
          • HBP - M. Dermody
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Valdez 51-33, A. Loup 36-24, M. Bolsinger 47-31, M. Dermody 33-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Valdez 4-0, A. Loup 1-1, M. Bolsinger 3-3, M. Dermody 4-3
          • Batters Faced - C. Valdez 14, A. Loup 8, M. Bolsinger 11, M. Dermody 10
          • 9TH INNING
            Valbuena hit sacrifice fly to right, Robinson scored104
          • 6TH INNING
            Pujols homered to left center94
          • 5TH INNING
            Maldonado hit sacrifice fly to left, Revere scored84
          • 3RD INNING
            Montero grounded out to second, Smoak scored, Pearce to third74
            Morales hit sacrifice fly to left, Martin scored73
            Smoak singled to left, Carrera scored, Martin to third72
            Revere singled to left, Robinson scored, Simmons to third, Revere to second71
            Simmons doubled to deep left, Trout and Pujols scored, Calhoun to third61
            Pujols singled to left, Escobar scored, Trout to second41
            Escobar doubled to left center, Cowart scored31
          • 1ST INNING
            Carrera homered to right21
            Pujols homered to center, Trout scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Dermody Pitching:
            • S. Robinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Robinson reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons fouled out to first
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Robinson to third on catcher Montero fielding error, Ball, Foul, Valbuena hit sacrifice fly to right, Robinson scored
            • B. Revere: Ball, Revere grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Brooks Pounders relieved David Hernandez
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Dermody Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Escobar lined out to center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • A. Pujols: Pujols grounded into double play third to second to first, Trout out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • David Hernandez relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Morales grounded out to second
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce lined out to right
            • M. Montero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Montero flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Matt Dermody relieved Mike Bolsinger
            • B. Revere: Strike looking, Ball, Revere grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Maldonado hit by pitch
            • K. Cowart: Foul, Cowart grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Maldonado out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Blake Parker
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder walked
            • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder to second on passed ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Carrera struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martin grounded out to second, Refsnyder to third
            • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to deep center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols homered to left center
            • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Robinson grounded out to third
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons singled to right
            • L. Valbuena: Valbuena flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blake Parker relieved Jesse Chavez
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pearce walked
            • M. Montero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Montero struck out swinging
            • R. Goins: Strike swinging, Goins fouled out to second
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pillar fouled out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valbuena walked
            • B. Revere: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Revere reached on fielder's choice to second, Valbuena out at second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Revere to third on catcher Montero fielding error, Revere to third on catcher Montero fielding error, Ball, Foul, Maldonado hit sacrifice fly to left, Revere scored
            • K. Cowart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cowart reached on an infield single to second
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Escobar grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin walked
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded into double play shortstop to first, Martin out at second
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Loup Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout singled to left
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • S. Robinson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Robinson singled to left, Trout to third, Robinson to second
            • Mike Bolsinger relieved Aaron Loup
            • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pillar lined out to right
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder grounded out to first
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Carrera struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • K. Cowart: Cowart tripled to deep right center
            • Y. Escobar: Escobar doubled to left center, Cowart scored
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout intentionally walked
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pujols singled to left, Escobar scored, Trout to second
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to second, Trout to third, Pujols to second on 2nd baseman Refsnyder fielding error
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons doubled to deep left, Trout and Pujols scored, Calhoun to third
            • Aaron Loup relieved Cesar Valdez
            • Shane Robinson ran for Kole Calhoun
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Valbuena grounded out to first
            • B. Revere: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Revere singled to left, Robinson scored, Simmons to third, Revere to second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Maldonado lined out to center
            • K. Cowart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cowart struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carrera singled to center
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Martin singled to left, Carrera to third
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Smoak singled to left, Carrera scored, Martin to third
            • K. Morales: Morales hit sacrifice fly to left, Martin scored
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Pearce doubled to deep center, Smoak to third
            • M. Montero: Strike looking, Montero grounded out to second, Smoak scored, Pearce to third
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goins grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Valbuena singled to center
            • B. Revere: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Revere reached on fielder's choice to third, Valbuena out at second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Revere caught stealing, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • M. Montero: Foul, Montero grounded out to first
            • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Goins singled to center
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pillar singled to shallow right, Goins to third
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Refsnyder lined into double play right to first, Pillar out at first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Trout singled to left
            • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols homered to center, Trout scored
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Simmons grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Chavez Pitching:
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Carrera homered to right
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Martin grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
            • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pearce flied out to deep right
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)