Blue Jays rally in 9th inning for 4-3 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. didn’t have his best performance on the court. He came to the plate when we needed him most, though.

What kind of summed up the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Gurriel made one of Toronto’s three errors, but his ninth-inning single helped Alejandro Kirk score the game-winning run as the Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels only had the error, but it was expensive. Gurriel lined up a hit to right field to move Kirk to third, and he scored when Juan Lagares misplayed the ball and bounced it off his glove.

“I thought it was going to be tough for Kirk to score on that, but once I saw he missed it I knew we had a good chance to score right there,” said Guriel.

Gurriel had three hits and threw a run, while Kirk had two hits. Kirk started the ninth with a single to center against Raisel Iglesias (1-3) and advanced to second on a sacrificial bunt, setting the table for Gurriel.

Errors for the Blue Jays included a Gurriel throwing error on a Mike Trout brace, but they managed to get their seventh win in the last 10 games.

“We didn’t play well defensively early on, but we made the right moves and the throw was good,” manager Charlie Montoyo said.

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