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David Fletcher delivers game-winning hit in extras

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He delivers in the clutch to give the Angels the win

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As he seems to always do for the Angels, David Fletcher delivered in the clutch. With runners on second and third with two outs in the 11th inning, Fletcher singled in both runners, putting LA on top 7-5, which ultimately would be the final score of the game.

Raisel Iglesias came in to pitch the 11th and struck out the side, giving the Angels their fifth win through seven games.

The Angels started the inning with a runner on second thanks to the new rule in extras. After a walk and back-to-back outs, the Angels were on the verge of their second straight scoreless inning in extras. Luckily, Fletcher gave them not one, but two runs with one swing of the bat.

After a rough first inning, Griffin Canning settled down nicely in his 2021 debut. After allowing three runs in the first inning, he allowed only one run over the course of the rest of his start. He lasted 5 13 innings and struck out seven while allowing only three hits.

The Angels tied the game at three in the second inning. Justin Upton and Jose Iglesias hit back-to-back doubles to cut their deficit to one run. David Fletcher joined in on the doubles parade, hitting one of his own later in the inning to tie the game at three.

Mike Trout’s third home run of the season gave the Angels the lead in the fifth inning. He had three hits on the night and is hitting .417 one week into the season.

The Blue Jays re-took the lead in the sixth inning after scoring two runs. In the top of the seventh, Shohei Ohtani singled in a run to tie the game. This would be the final run scored until Fletcher’s go-ahead run in the 11th inning.

Thursday particulars

WP: Junior Guerra (2-0) 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO

LP: Ryan Borucki (1-1) 23 IP, 1 ER

SV: Raisel Iglesias (2) 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO

HR: Mike Trout (3) Vladimir Guerrero Jr (1) Cavan Biggio (2)

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The Angels will look to add to their winning streak on Friday. Andrew Heaney (0-1, 21.00 ERA) will take the mound. First pitch is at 4:07 p.m. PT.