Costly error dooms Angels to 2nd straight loss to Blue Jays

ANAHEIM ― Raisel Iglesias did his job.

The Angels’ defense did too – until the ninth inning.

An error in right field by Juan Lagares on a playable line-drive single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored Alejandro Kirk with the winning run in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

The score was tied at 3 when Kirk led off the ninth inning with a weakly hit infield single against the Angels’ closer, then advanced to second base on a bunt by Bradley Zimmer. Gurriel hit a line drive to right field. At first, Kirk appeared ready to stop at third base. But the slow-footed catcher turned on the jets when the ball bounced off Lagares’ glove, scampering home with the winning run.

The Angels could not score in the bottom of the ninth, sending them to their third straight loss before an announced crowd of 44,641 at Angel Stadium – their second-largest crowd of the season, and the largest at home since Opening Day.

The Jays committed three errors to the Angels’ one, but they made the most of their chances with the bat. Toronto went 5 for 12 with runners in scoring position against Chase Silseth and five relievers. The Angels went 1 for 7.

“If you look down the lineup, it’s not our typical lineup,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “We have to get everybody healthy in order to get…

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