Lawrie, Buehrle lead Blue Jays past Angels

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie connects for a home run in the sixth inning against...

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie connects for a home run in the sixth inning against Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre on May 12, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, CAN. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 PM ET

Welcome back Brett Lawrie.

Same to you Casey Janssen.

Absent the past six games due to a tweaked left hamstring, Lawrie hit a two-run bomb in the sixth inning on Monday to back another solid outing from Mark Buehrle as the Blue Jays snapped their three-game losing skid with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Janssen, who missed the opening six weeks of the season with pain in his lower back and side, came on in the ninth in a non-save situation and closed it out.

Lawrie was caught looking in his first two at-bats against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson, but in the sixth with one on and one out, he drilled the first pitch into the seats in left for his seventh home run of the season and expand the Jays lead to 5-2.

In dropping the first three of the four-game series, the Jays scored three runs in each loss but this night they benefitted from two homers — the first a three-run shot by Jose Bautista in the first.


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