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Angels Top Toronto In Ninth

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Final Score In Anaheim: Californians 6, Canadians 5

It looked like it was going to be a long evening for the Angels as an uncharacteristically wild Joel Pineiro gave up 3 runs when he walked three and gave up a couple singles in the second inning. However, the two Jays base hits in the inning were the only hits Pineiro allowed in his 6 innings, retiring the final 13 hitters he faced before being removed after throwing 102 pitches and leaving with a 5-3 lead.

The Angels took the lead in the sixth when Hideki Matsui blasted a center-square Rommie Lewis fastball to deep right. The two-run shot was just the second home run off the bat of Matsui in over a month, and it should have provided a large enough lead for the Angels bullpen to hold on to, but these are the 2010 Los Angeles Angels. The blown save wasn't entirely the bullpen's fault as Bobby Abreu misplayed a shallow fly ball to right into a two-base error to lead off the ninth, Abreu was able to redeem himself in the bottom half of the inning when he drove in the winning run with a two out, opposite field base hit.