With plenty of offensive support, Richards was dominant in his first home start since April 20 and his second start since rejoining the Angels' rotation, allowing two runs and striking out four. Mark Trumbo homered in the Angels' four-run first inning, Garrett Richards allowed four hits over seven strong innings, and Los Angeles snapped its six-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. J.B. The Angels got that good look in the first and when the "big boys" came up, they delivered. The Angels knocked Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson out of the game after he allowed seven runs on 10 hits in just 2 1/3 innings. The Angels stumbled home from an awful road trip with their waning playoff hopes further diminished by three straight losses in Texas on game-ending homers. Those three gut-punch defeats dropped Los Angeles 10 games below .500 after harboring hopes of a late-season surge to contention during a trip that also included Albert Pujols' move to the disabled list with a foot injury.
Mark Trumbo hit his 24th home run as the Angels built an early seven-run lead and Garrett Richards cruised to a victory with two runs allowed on four hits in seven innings on Thursday night against the Blue Jays.