Ezequiel Carrera

Angels dominated by Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman in 6-2 loss

Angels dominated by Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman in 6-2 loss

The Angels carried a one-run lead into Sunday’s eighth inning at Angel Stadium. That they took it even that far was highly improbable, considering their starter, the beyond beleaguered state of their bullpen and their opponent.

The game’s remaining innings hewed closer to expectations, as the Angels’ relievers let up and talented Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman did not. He required only 99 pitches to complete the Blue Jays’ 6-2 matinee victory. At one point, he retired 17 consecutive Angels.

Stroman, a feisty 5-foot-8 Long Island native, desires to deceive the opposition by delaying his delivery at times and speeding it up on other occasions. It can appear random. In a...

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