Trout, Trumbo, Callaspo Homer As Angels Beat Jays
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TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers, Alberto Callaspo added a solo blast and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games.
Trout went 2 for 5, raising his American League-leading average to .345 as the Angels, who have won 25 of 33 overall, improved to 14-1 in their past 15 road contests.
Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit his major league-best 26th homer, a three-run drive in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the last-place Blue Jays slumped to their third straight defeat.
Albert Pujols had four of Los Angeles’ 14 hits. Dan Haren (6-7) allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 29. Ernesto Frieri finished for his 10th save.
Toronto left-hander Brett Cecil (1-1) lost for the first time in three starts.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.