By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 10, 2002
GAME 116 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS
TORONTO – The Angels ended a three-game losing streak in a big way, banging out 18 hits in an 11-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays before 25,118 at SkyDome.
The Angels broke the game open early with a seven-run third inning and cruised from there. Darin Erstad had three hits including a home run, Garret Anderson had three hits including a home run and a double, Brad Fullmer homered and doubled, and Jose Molina had three hits.
Angels starter John Lackey wasn’t at his best, but he was good enough. Lackey gave up four run and five hits in six innings and improved to 4-2. The Angels remained 3 ½ games behind Seattle in the A.L. West, and one-half game ahead of both Boston and Oakland in the wild-card race.
AUG. 9, 2002
GAME 115 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS
TORONTO – Darin Erstad, Garret Anderson and Orlando Palmeiro each had three hits for the Angels, but it was not enough in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays before 18.728 at SkyDome.
The Angels scored single runs in the first, third, fifth and ninth innings, but missed several scoring opportunities, going 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
Angels starter Ramon Ortiz gave up five runs and 10 hits in five innings, falling to 9-9. The loss was the Angels’ third in a row, but they remained 3 ½ games behind Seattle in the A.L. West and maintained a half-game lead over Boston and Oakland in the wild-card race.