Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 6/30/12
TORONTO (AP) -- Yunel Escobar homered during a seven-run burst in the second inning and Brett Lawrie later added a three-run shot, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Los Angeles Angels 11-2 Saturday. Lawrie also doubled and singled. He drove in three runs and scored three before leaving after the seventh. The Angels lost consecutive games for the first time since June 3-4. Los Angeles rookie Mike Trout, who came in leading the AL with a .342 average, was held hitless for the first time in 12 games. He finished 0 for 4, dropping his average to .336. Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia almost tumbled over the dugout railing while catching Trout's foul popup in the eighth, but Toronto third base coach Brian Butterfield and pitcher Brett Cecil leapt off the bench to prevent a painful fall. Henderson Alvarez (5-6) worked seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 10, when he followed up a shutout of the Angels with a win at Minnesota. Alvarez, who left Monday's start at Boston with a sore elbow, allowed one runs and seven hits and walked none. Garrett Richards (2-1) lost for the first time in five starts this season. He allowed 10 runs, five of them unearned, and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings. Lawrie got the Blue Jays started in the first with a leadoff double and later scored when Jose Bautista grounded into a double play. The Blue Jays matched their biggest inning of the season in the second. Kelly Johnson opened with a double and Escobar followed with his fifth home run. Two outs later, Arencibia singled, took second on a passed ball and scored when center fielder Peter Bourjos dropped Lawrie's sinking liner for an error. Colby Rasmus doubled home a run and scored on Bautista's single, the 500th RBI of the Toronto star's career. Edwin Encarnacion followed with a single and Trout made a wild throw from left field, allowing another run to score. Johnson capped the inning with an RBI triple that skipped past Trout. Maicer Izturis hit an RBI double in the Angels' third. Richards left after issuing back-to-back walks to Adam Lind and Arencibia in the fifth, and Lawrie greeted reliever David Carpenter with a drive into the left-field bullpen for his eighth homer. NOTES: The Angels dropped back-to-back road games for the first time since a three-game skid from May 19-21. ... Johnson had reached safely in six straight plate appearances before striking out in the eighth. ... Like Lawrie, Bautista also left the game early, making way for Ben Francisco in the fifth. ... Angels manager Mike Scioscia held OF Torii Hunter and SS Erick Aybar out of the starting lineup. Albert Pujols started at DH, with Kendrys Morales taking over at 1B. ... Los Angeles C Chris Iannetta (right wristforearm) is scheduled to begin a throwing program Monday, Scioscia said. ... The Blue Jays also had a seven-run inning in a 9-2 win over Baltimore on April 15. ... The seven-run second was the biggest inning against the Angels this season.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Best athlete by state all time
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jeremy Lin re-aggravates hamstring, out another three to five weeks

Report: Browns could join 49ers in pursuit of Cousins

Hull City's Ryan Mason recovering from skull fracture

Isaiah Thomas: ‘I feel like I’m the best player in the world’

Falcons GM ignored Belichick's bad advice on Julio Jones

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Watson declined Browns' request to play in Senior Bowl

Tom Brady talks about his relationship with Matt Ryan

Manziel gives Trump advice on dealing with Twitter trolls

Wade Phillips blasts report claiming he divided locker room

Bell's tweet about Patriots from 2013 brings some laughs

Barbara Bush told doctors to get her out of hospital before SB

The week in NFL news as explained by Outkast

Best of Yardbarker: Roger Goodell does what we all expected him to do

Eat, Drink, Watch for Jan. 20-22, 2017: Dips, rye, football and Death Race 2050

Box Score 1/20: 37 years ago today, Carter said no to Moscow

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Ranking the top three conferences in college basketball

The NFC Championship’s two most important players

Eight bold predictions for second half of NBA season

Box Score 1/19: Happy anniversary to the 'Tuck Rule' game

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The week in NFL news as explained by Outkast

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the New England Patriots

Best of Yardbarker: Roger Goodell does what we all expected him to do

Eat, Drink, Watch for Jan. 20-22, 2017: Dips, rye, football and Death Race 2050

QUIZ: Name the owners of these 50 famous NFL nicknames

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

The 'What's a Romo worth these days anyway?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker