Angels hit for fun against Orioles, Blue Jays clinch series

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The Los Angeles Angels bought their bats as they smashed MLB American League (AL) frontrunners the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 in a fine showing on their home turf.

Jered Weaver allowed two runs over seven innings against the in-form Orioles hitters as a five-run third without a single homer got the job done for the Angels on Sunday.

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed their series against the Minnesota Twins as a three-run opening inning was enough to get the visitors over the line in a 3-1 victory.

Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson struck homers before Troy Tulowitzki managed an RBI double as Marcus Stroman threw a one-hitter through to the eighth inning.

The New York Mets got up against the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-1 win, the Seattle Mariners edged the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 and the Detroit Tigers were too good for the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4.

Max Scherzer notched eight strikeouts as he limited the Miami Marlins to two runs, helping the Washington Nationals to an 8-2 triumph, while the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Atlanta Braves 5-0.

David Ortiz was at it again as he collected three RBIs and four hits to power the Boston Red Sox's 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians, as the Chicago White Sox recorded a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers accounted for the Houston Astros 9-2.

The Arizona Diamondbacks enjoyed a series-clinching 7-2 win over the St Louis Cardinals, the New York Yankees overcame the Oakland Athletics 5-4, as the Los Angeles Dodgers needed 17 innings to beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 and the San Francisco Giants took a narrow 1-0 win against the Chicago Cubs.

Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Pirates' home game against the Colorado Rockies was postponed.

 

PEREZ PILES ON THE PAIN

Angels catcher Carlos Perez went three for five with a homer and a day-high five RBIs against the Orioles. The Angels poured on 10 runs against the Orioles but Perez capped off the game's scoring with a three-run blast off of Dylan Bundy in the seventh inning.