Ninth-inning rally lifts the Halos to win

MIKE TROUT had two hits in the Angels’ 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

Just when it looked like the Los Angeles Angels were going to kiss their post-season plans goodbye, the Halos have been able to get their arms around a modest turnaround with two wins over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

After beating the Jays 7-2 on Friday to snap a three-game skid, they came from behind on Saturday to post a 6-5 win. The Angels scored three runs in the ninth to post the win and improve their record to 51-54, still good for fourth place in the American League West.

In the ninth inning rally, the Angels started with a single by Kole Calhoun with one out. Martin Maldonado was hit by a pitch and then Ben Revere hit a run-scoring double. Pinch runner Kaleb Cowart scored from third on a wild pitch to tie the game at 5-all, and the winner came on Cliff Pennington’s sacrifice fly to score Revere.

Toronto built a 3-0 lead after five innings, but the Angels tied it with three in the top of the sixth. The Jays put up two more in the bottom of that inning to set the scene for the big Orange County team rally.

At the plate, Mike Trout had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Andrelton Simmons had one hit and two RBIs.

The final game of the series is Sunday with Jesse Chavez making the start for the Angels.

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