Angels beat Jays and climb back to .500

TYLER SKAGGS lasted 7.1 innings as the Angels defeated the Blue Jays 3-1 on Tuesday (Angels photo).

The long-sought, often-elusive goal of drawing back to a .500 winning percentage was finally accomplished by the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday as they defeated the Blue Jays in Toronto 3-1.

That pulled the team’s record to 37-37, a break-even point not seen since April. The just one game behind the third-place Oakland Athletics.

Tyler Skaggs (6-6) got the win, going 7.1 innings. He gave up one run, struck out six and walked one.

Trailing 1-0, the Angels got the runs they need in the top of the fifth when Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin each homered. The Halos added an insurance run in the top of the eighth when Kevan Smith scored on Tommy La Stella’s ground out.

Andrew Heaney (0-1) will make the start Wednesday for the Angels against Toronto.

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