Trout, Calhoun homer in Angels' 6-2 win over Jays for sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Before the Los Angeles Angels hit the road for a two-week, 11-game, two-nation trip, they added another solid win to their recent surge.

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun homered, Tyler Skaggs pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-2 victory Thursday night.

Albert Pujols had two doubles for the Angels, who have won six of seven after losing nine of 10. They swept Toronto at Angel Stadium for the first time since April 2002, winning all three games with a combination of power hitting, resilient pitching and big plays in the field.

''It's good to go out this way,'' Pujols said. ''We've been struggling on the road (4-10), so we just need to keep playing like we have been here.''

Brian Goodwin had three hits for the Angels, who fly to Monterrey, Mexico, on Friday for a two-game ''home'' weekend series with the Houston Astros, followed by three additional U.S. stops. The itinerary is daunting, but the Angels are encouraged.

''A monster trip is an understatement,'' Skaggs said. ''It was nice to sweep them and have a happy flight.''

Calhoun hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Trout added a solo homer in the sixth. Trout's drive was his sixth extra-base hit since April 7, and he has back-to-back multihit games for the first time since April 4-5.

Randal Grichuk had an RBI double for the Blue Jays, who had won nine of 12 before getting swept by the Angels for the first time anywhere since September 2013.

Aaron Sanchez (3-2) gave up nine hits and two walks in four innings for Toronto, taking his first loss in five starts.

''It's just brutal, to be honest,'' Sanchez said of the three-game sweep. ''We go out there and play so well (against Oakland last week) and then just get embarrassed. Guys weren't ready to play. We just go on to the next one.''

Pujols doubled leading off the second and Calhoun drove him home with his team-leading eighth homer. Although Calhoun's average is hovering around .200, his power has spiked: He didn't hit his eighth homer last season until July 13.

The Angels added another run in the third when Andrelton Simmons singled, advanced on Pujols' second double and scored on Kevan Smith's bases-loaded walk. Los Angeles got two more in the fourth when Simmons' RBI single rolled past Alen Hanson in right.

''We didn't really play that good in the whole series,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Our pitching struggled, and we didn't make a lot of plays. No excuses. They outplayed us.''

Skaggs (3-2) didn't allow a hit until a leadoff double in the fifth by Brandon Drury. Grichuk knocked in a run in the sixth, but Skaggs escaped the jam when Simmons turned a clever double play by allowing Drury's short drive to drop in front of him at shortstop with two runners on.

''I don't know that I've seen a smarter player than Andrelton Simmons in the field,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.

VLADITO RESTS

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the night off for the first time since his ballyhooed call-up last week. The son of the Angels' Hall of Fame slugger is 3 for 18 with six strikeouts in the big leagues, and he went 0 for 6 with two walks at Angel Stadium.

AL'S DOUBLE

The 39-year-old Pujols didn't add to his 1,998 career RBIs, but he got two doubles in a game for the first time in exactly two years. He is one double behind Carl Yastrzemski (646) for ninth place in baseball history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Eric Sogard returned to the lineup after leaving Monday's game and sitting out Tuesday due to illness.

Angels: INF Zack Cozart took swings in the batting cage, continuing his recovery from a neck injury. He is eligible to return from the injured list Saturday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (0-3, 5.08 ERA) goes after his first major league victory in his seventh start Friday when Toronto opens a weekend series at Texas.

Angels: Weather permitting, Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.93) will become the first pitcher in big league history to start games in four different countries when he takes the mound Saturday at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey against the Astros. Cahill has already started in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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  • W: T. Skaggs (3-2)L: A. Sanchez (3-2)
  • HR: LAA - M. Trout (7), K. Calhoun (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B31000101.370.442.6521.0942.0
F. Galvis SS40000021.286.306.467.772-1.0
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J. Smoak 1B30100100.265.385.459.8442.0
B. Drury 3B41100024.213.254.426.6802.0
R. Tellez DH40200010.250.319.512.8312.5
T. Hernandez LF30010112.202.279.313.5921.5
D. Jansen C30000023.192.268.247.515-1.0
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T. La Stella 3B50000011.247.347.506.853-0.5
D. Fletcher 3B00000000.297.347.396.7430.0
M. Trout CF42211000.312.492.6021.0948.0
B. Goodwin LF41300010.341.427.557.9845.5
A. Simmons SS41210002.292.308.438.7474.0
A. Pujols DH41200001.222.310.404.7145.0
K. Calhoun RF31121110.204.297.469.7667.5
K. Smith C30010100.250.353.386.7392.0
J. Bour 1B40000013.174.283.314.597-0.5
L. Rengifo 2B40100000.250.304.450.7543.0
T. Skaggs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Bard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Grichuk (8), B. Drury (6), R. Tellez (4)
    • RBI - R. Grichuk (14), T. Hernandez (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, B. Drury 2 (2), A. Hanson 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Pujols 2 (6)
    • 3B - L. Rengifo
    • HR - M. Trout (7), K. Calhoun (8)
    • RBI - M. Trout (20), A. Simmons (17), K. Calhoun 2 (18), K. Smith (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (5), A. Simmons (5), K. Smith
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, A. Simmons 2 (2), A. Pujols, J. Bour 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Goodwin
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Hanson
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Simmons-La Stella-Rengifo)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez (L, 3-2)4.09542213.091.49-7.0
    T. Mayza1.20000004.851.233.0
    S. Gaviglio1.12110111.330.640.5
    K. Giles1.00000101.881.263.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez (L, 3-2)4.0
    T. Mayza1.2
    S. Gaviglio1.1
    K. Giles1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (W, 3-2)6.04223503.121.2321.5
    L. Bard1.00000202.840.954.0
    L. Garcia1.02000202.921.622.0
    H. Robles1.00000203.001.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (W, 3-2)6.0
    L. Bard1.0
    L. Garcia1.0
    H. Robles1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Sanchez
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 89-54, T. Mayza 18-11, S. Gaviglio 23-13, K. Giles 17-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-3, T. Mayza 2-3, S. Gaviglio 2-1, K. Giles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 23, T. Mayza 5, S. Gaviglio 6, K. Giles 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-63, L. Bard 13-9, L. Garcia 15-9, H. Robles 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-6, L. Garcia 1-0, H. Robles 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 24, L. Bard 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Robles 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard 2B31000101.370.442.6521.0942.0
    F. Galvis SS40000021.286.306.467.772-1.0
    R. Grichuk CF40210010.254.307.449.7563.5
    J. Smoak 1B30100100.265.385.459.8442.0
    B. Drury 3B41100024.213.254.426.6802.0
    R. Tellez DH40200010.250.319.512.8312.5
    T. Hernandez LF30010112.202.279.313.5921.5
    D. Jansen C30000023.192.268.247.515-1.0
    a- B. McKinney PH10000010.216.263.318.581-0.5
    A. Hanson RF30000013.163.229.163.392-0.5
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    T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-struck out for Jansen in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. La Stella 3B50000011.247.347.506.853-0.5
    D. Fletcher 3B00000000.297.347.396.7430.0
    M. Trout CF42211000.312.492.6021.0948.0
    B. Goodwin LF41300010.341.427.557.9845.5
    A. Simmons SS41210002.292.308.438.7474.0
    A. Pujols DH41200001.222.310.404.7145.0
    K. Calhoun RF31121110.204.297.469.7667.5
    K. Smith C30010100.250.353.386.7392.0
    J. Bour 1B40000013.174.283.314.597-0.5
    L. Rengifo 2B40100000.250.304.450.7543.0
    T. Skaggs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Bard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total3561152247-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk (8), B. Drury (6), R. Tellez (4)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk (14), T. Hernandez (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, B. Drury 2 (2), A. Hanson 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pujols 2 (6)
      • 3B - L. Rengifo
      • HR - M. Trout (7), K. Calhoun (8)
      • RBI - M. Trout (20), A. Simmons (17), K. Calhoun 2 (18), K. Smith (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (5), A. Simmons (5), K. Smith
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, A. Simmons 2 (2), A. Pujols, J. Bour 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Goodwin
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Hanson
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Simmons-La Stella-Rengifo)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez (L, 3-2)4.09542213.091.49-7.0
      T. Mayza1.20000004.851.233.0
      S. Gaviglio1.12110111.330.640.5
      K. Giles1.00000101.881.263.5
      Total8.01165242---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez (L, 3-2)4.0
      T. Mayza1.2
      S. Gaviglio1.1
      K. Giles1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (W, 3-2)6.04223503.121.2321.5
      L. Bard1.00000202.840.954.0
      L. Garcia1.02000202.921.622.0
      H. Robles1.00000203.001.004.0
      Total9.06223110---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (W, 3-2)6.0
      L. Bard1.0
      L. Garcia1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Sanchez
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 89-54, T. Mayza 18-11, S. Gaviglio 23-13, K. Giles 17-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-3, T. Mayza 2-3, S. Gaviglio 2-1, K. Giles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 23, T. Mayza 5, S. Gaviglio 6, K. Giles 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-63, L. Bard 13-9, L. Garcia 15-9, H. Robles 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-6, L. Garcia 1-0, H. Robles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 24, L. Bard 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Robles 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Trout homered to left center26
        Grichuk doubled to deep left, Sogard scored25
      • 5TH INNING
        Hernandez grounded out to third, Drury scored, Tellez to second15
      • 4TH INNING
        Simmons singled to right, Trout and Goodwin scored, Simmons to third on right fielder Hanson fielding error05
      • 3RD INNING
        Smith walked, Simmons scored, Pujols to third, Calhoun to second03
      • 2ND INNING
        Calhoun homered to right center, Pujols scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Luis Garcia
        • David Fletcher at third base
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to third
        • Billy McKinney hit for Danny Jansen
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Luis Garcia relieved Luke Bard
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard lined out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk singled to shallow center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak singled to shallow right, Grichuk to second
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ken Giles relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rengifo grounded out to shortstop
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, La Stella fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tellez doubled to right
        • Luke Bard relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Hanson flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols lined out to third
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • K. Smith: Smith grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Foul, Galvis grounded out to shortstop, Sogard to second
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk doubled to deep left, Sogard scored
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • B. Drury: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Drury reached on a double play shortstop to third to second, Grichuk out at third, Smoak out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mayza Pitching:
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rengifo grounded out to third
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella grounded out to third
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved Tim Mayza
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout homered to left center
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Goodwin singled to left center
        • A. Simmons: Simmons reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goodwin out at second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Ball, Drury doubled to left
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Tellez singled to center, Drury to third
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to third, Drury scored, Tellez to second
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen popped out to first
        • A. Hanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tim Mayza relieved Aaron Sanchez
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun flied out to deep left
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith flied out to left
        • J. Bour: Bour flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rengifo lined out to left
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Trout singled to shallow left
        • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Goodwin singled to right center, Trout to third
        • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to right, Trout and Goodwin scored, Simmons to third on right fielder Hanson fielding error
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols lined out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • A. Hanson: Foul, Hanson flied out to center
        • E. Sogard: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Sogard flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trout grounded out to third
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Simmons reached on an infield single to second
        • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pujols doubled to shallow left, Simmons to third
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun intentionally walked
        • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith walked, Simmons scored, Pujols to third, Calhoun to second
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pujols out at home
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Smoak lined out to center
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Tellez lined out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols doubled to deep right center
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Calhoun homered to right center, Pujols scored
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rengifo tripled to deep left
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, La Stella flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard lined out to third
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, La Stella flied out to left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Goodwin singled to center
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin stole second, Foul, Simmons grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)