TORONTO — Even though the regular Los Angeles Angels have swept the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto club’s interim manager, John Schneider, will not destroy locker room furniture to whip his troops.
Shohei Ohtani and Luis Renkfo both hit homers by two-pointers, and the Angels (57-73) finished the sweep by beating the Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday.
The Blue Jays (68-58) took a 22-3 lead in the three-game series, with just 17 wins.
“I’m not the kind of guy who would never come in here and knock over a table,” Schneider said. At this point, it’s up to the players to say “not good enough”. »
“You rely on guys who are leaders and guys who are veterans to get all this done. »
The Jays went 6-1 on their last trip to New York and Boston.
The Angels (55-73) were on a six-game losing streak and a nine-game losing streak in ten games before arriving at Rogers Center.
After two overtime games against the Red Sox, the Torontonians returned home with an overused bunch of relievers.
On Sunday, the Angels (55-73) took a 3-1 lead and added three runs in the seventh inning. David Fletcher kicked off the attack with a single hit to the left after two outs.
Fletcher came in to score after Blue Jays outfielder George Springer failed to get a slap from Mike Trout. Ohtani then hit the campaign’s 28th homer at the expense of savior Tim Mayza.
Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling (6-4) allowed three runs and seven innings in six. The Toronto team had a five-game winning streak while at the top.
Stripling threw a two-stroke homer to Renkfo on the third inning and a solo slap to veteran receiver Kurt Suzuki on the fourth inning.
After being out of the game in the first two games of the series, the Blue Jays took their first round in 21 innings, ending this poor streak.
After two outs in the fourth inning, Bo Bichette and Teoscar Hernandez, who returned to the squad after missing a game with a bruised left foot, took a walk.
Matt Chapman then took a double hit on the midfield fence to push Bichette to the plate. But Whit Merrifield was pulled at a ground ball to leave Chapman and Hernandez on the trails.
Catcher Danny Jansen, Bichette, and outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. remained in third base from the fifth to seventh inning.
The Blue Jays added a run when a flying ball fell over Jo Adell and the Angels weren’t caught by the outfielder, giving Gurriel three and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. gave it a run.
Guerrero missed a shot from Bichette that would have finished the eighth inning, and the Angels scored another point. Trout hit the 28th long ball of the season in ninth.
Angels starting player Tucker Davidson gave up four innings, three innings and five walks on the mound. Andrew Wantz (2-0) scored the winner.
Nothing’s going well for the Jays