Blue Jays make it five straight losses on road

Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ sits in the dugout after being pulled from the game in the...

Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ sits in the dugout after being pulled from the game in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim on Monday, July 7, 2014. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:42 AM ET

ANAHEIM - The Blue Jays went a little further down the road to oblivion Monday night, losing their fifth game in a row, in the process falling another game behind the American League East leading Baltimore Orioles.

While the Orioles were scoring six runs in the top of the 11th inning at Washington to bludgeon the Nationals 8-2, the Blue Jays lost for the 20th time in their last 29, this one a dreary 5-2 bit of business against the Los Angeles Angels. Six days ago, the Orioles trailed the Blue Jays by a game. Now the Baltimore lead is three and growing, it seems, by the day.

Even the fact that noted Blue Jay killer Jered Weaver had to bow out of the game after two innings couldn’t rouse Toronto out of its west-coast stupor.

Toronto starter J.A. Happ negotiated his way through four innings against the high-scoring Angels without too much damage but fell apart in the fifth when the Angels scored four times to overcome a brief 2-1 Toronto lead.


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