9th inning homer horror-fies Halos

STEVE PEARCE hit the game-winner for the Blue Jays on Saturday in Anaheim (Flickr).

Sometimes the late show is a horror show.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-1 when Steve Pearce hit a three-run home run to give the Toronto Blue Jays at the Big A, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Halos.

Luis Valbuena had just tied the game for the home team with a homer in the bottom of the eighth at 1-1. But reliever Justin Anderson served up the long ball in the ninth which was the decider.

The Angels outhit the Jays 9-8 but struggled to bring base runners home.

“If you look at this game just from one perspective, we had some opportunities early,” Scioscia said. “We couldn’t get that hit. We had some runners in scoring position early, had some good looks.”

The Angels were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Angel starter Jaime Barria lasted five innings, giving up four hits and one run. He struck out five but walked one.

Marcus Stroman did a bit better for the Jays, working five innings and yielding six hits and no runs. He struck out five and walked one.

The Angels, now 41-36, will wrap up the series with the Jays on Sunday with Felix Pena getting the start.

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