Angels 5, Blue Jays 4

Chris Toman, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

TORONTO -- C.J. Wilson matched a career high by earning his 16th game of the season, helping the Los Angeles Angels squeak past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night.
After allowing three runs in the first inning, Wilson (16-6) settled down. The lefty lasted seven innings, surrendering four hits and four runs (three earned) while walking four and striking out six. Wilson hasn't lost since July 5 -- a span of 13 starts -- and is unbeaten in his past 10 road outings.
Dane De La Rosa and Ernesto Frieri (32nd save) each pitched a perfect inning to close out the victory.
Kole Calhoun drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly off reliever Steve Delabar (5-3), his second RBI of the contest. Mark Trumbo hit his 33rd homer of the season, a career high, while Josh Hamilton went 3-for-3 -- his second consecutive three-hit game -- and reached base in all four of his plate appearances.
Moises Sierra was the only Blue Jays player who could solve Wilson, leading Toronto's offensive attack by going 3-for-4 -- all extra-base hits -- and scoring twice. Mark DeRosa was the only other Blue Jay to get a hit off Wilson.
The Angels, winners in 10 of their last 12 road games, did most of their damage against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. The knuckleballer labored through 5 1/3 innings -- snapping a string of 15 consecutive starts completing at least six frames -- and surrendered four runs on seven hits in a no-decision.
Dickey, who entered having won a season-high three consecutive games, surpassed the 200-inning plateau for the third consecutive year in front of a crowd of 17,994 -- the fifth smallest at Rogers Centre this season.
Mike Trout scored twice and became the third Angels player in franchise history with back-to-back 100-run seasons.
Los Angeles has won six of its past seven games against Toronto.
The Blue Jays jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Sierra cashed in the first run after lacing an RBI double to center field, and Toronto put two more across the board on an infield single by DeRosa. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar allowed the second run to score on DeRosa's hit by committing a throwing error on the play, sailing the ball over first baseman Trumbo's head and into the stands.
Los Angeles struck back fast, thanks to a mammoth homer from Trumbo.
After Dickey walked Hamilton to begin the second, Trumbo crushed a two-run homer, his second in as many days, to center field to make it a 3-2 game.
The Angels tied things up at 3-3 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Calhoun.
Sierra recorded his second extra-base hit of the game in the bottom half of the inning with a triple to right field, and he scored on an error by third baseman Andrew Romine to give Toronto a 4-3 lead.
Los Angeles responded quickly, again, as a sacrifice fly from Aybar tied things, 4-4.
NOTES: Blue Jays 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion (sore left wrist) missed his third consecutive game. He is considered day-to-day. ... Angels RHP Jered Weaver experienced tightness in his right forearm during his last outing, and is being monitored closely. Weaver played catch prior to Wednesday's game and is expected to make his next start. ... A moment of silence was held prior to the game to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 12th anniversary of the tragedy.