ANAHEIM, Calif. — As long as they have Albert Pujols at the plate in a clutch spot, the Angels are confident they can win any close game they trail in the late innings.
Pujols hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning Wednesday and Kole Calhoun also connected, leading Los Angeles to an 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays.
Los Angeles took the rubber game of the three-game series after starter C.J. Wilson was chased in the fourth.
"This team is finding ways to win, and we're not out of it until the game's over," Calhoun said. "The bullpen came in and did a great job keeping us in the ballgame after the starting pitching didn't go as deep as they've usually been going. We came out and swung the bats and got enough runs to win."
Toronto took a 7-6 lead in the sixth on Dioner Navarro's two-out RBI single against Fernando Salas.
Pujols responded with a drive that hit the top of the centerfield fence beyond the outstretched glove of Colby Rasmus and bounced over.