Rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the time without work as Mike Trout led the Los Angeles Angels over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Guerrero had the first leisure day of his career since being identified as up April 26. Trout was 2-for-4 with a solo residence run in the 6-2 victory Thursday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Angels correct fielder Kole Calhoun drew first blood with a two-run homer off of Jays starter Aaron Sanchez in the underside of the second inning. Kevan Smith helped the Angels add to that lead by taking a bases-loaded stroll from Sanchez in the underside of the third physique.
Los Angeles pushed its consequence in 5-0 when shortstop Andrelton Simmons singled in Trout and Brian Goodwin in the underside of the fourth inning.
Teoscar Hernandez lastly put Toronto on the board with an RBI groundout in the very best of the next inning, sooner than Randal Grichuk decrease the Angels’ consequence in 5-2 in the sixth inning. Grichuk smacked an RBI double to left topic, plating Eric Sogard for the Jays’ second run.
Then Trout added some oomph to the Angels’ profit.
Los Angeles began the underside of the sixth inning with groundouts from Luis Rengifo and Tommy La Stella, sooner than the two-time American League MVP walked as a lot as the plate. Trout settled in in direction of Jays reliever Sam Gaviglio.
The Jays righty labored a full rely in direction of the Angels well-known particular person, sooner than tossing in an 85 mph slider for his seventh offering of the alternate. Trout turned on the pitch, smacking it to coronary heart topic for a 391-foot homer. The blast had an exit velocity of 103 mph and a launch angle of 33 ranges, in line with Statcast.
Trout is now hitting .312 with seven residence runs and 20 RBI on the season for the Angels. Los Angeles hosts the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m. Saturday at Angel Stadium.