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Angels Sweep Blue Jays on Garrett Richards Quality Start

Here we go from Blue Jay Way...

Tom Szczerbowski

Final Score in Toronto: Angels 4, Blue Jays

Garrett Richards had a rough beginning but settled down for some clean innings and ended up delivering a Quality Start. He allowed three earned runs - all before the end of the third inning - on nine hits and a walk, striking out four and pitching into the seventh inning with the lead.

Grant Green got the scoring started for the Angels in the top of the second with a run scoring single that tied the game. Down 3-2 in the fourth, Kole Calhoun hit his seventh home run of the season to tie the game and a Mike Trout ground rule double in the fifth put the Angels ahead. Calhoun and Erick Aybar each had two hits on a night the Angels managed four runs on only eight hits - in fact the glaring weaknesses in tonight's Halo offensive chain stick out more than the bright spots. Andrew Romine stranded five runners on base and Josh Hamilton left three out there and Colin Cowgil had his second 0-5 night in a row from the leadoff spot.

Ernesto Frieri threw 1,641 pitches in the ninth inning for his 33rd Save, stranding two Jays on base with a dramatic K to end the game. It was actually kind of miserable to watch.