Pearce hits walk-off slam for Blue Jays
TORONTO (TNS) — The Angels pounded lackluster Toronto pitching on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. But their own poor pitching squandered their chance at a rare series sweep. The Angels blew a six-run ninthinning lead to lose, 11-10, on a walk-off grand slam.
Steve Pearce hit it off Bud Norris, the Angels’ closer. Improbably, both men had also been involved in a walk-off slam within the last week: Norris surrendered one Tuesday against Cleveland while Pearce clubbed one Thursday.
The Angels (51-55) had not lost a game they led by three runs all season. They are off today, the day of baseball’s annual non-waiver trade deadline.