Angels beat Blue Jays in sloppy afternoon affair

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (20) slides into second base to beat a throw to Toronto...

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (20) slides into second base to beat a throw to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki (66) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Jul 9, 2014 in Anaheim, CA, USA. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:49 PM ET

ANAHEIM – It’s safe to say that Cooperstown won’t be filing the video of this Los Angeles Angels’ 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays among its must-have Hall of Fame archival treasures.

In fact if digital images are flammable, a good case could be made that this thing should be incinerated for, as Bud Selig likes to say, “the good of the game.”

It was a long, tedious, sloppy afternoon in the Southern California sun but at least the locals went home happy - though they weren’t always feeling that way. Albert Pujols decided the affair with his 20th home run of the year with two out in the seventh inning, a two-run shot off the top of the centre field wall, just beyond the outstretched glove of Colby Rasmus, hit off Aaron Loup.


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