Martin Maldonado

In a game of give and take, Blue Jays get 8-7 victory over Angels in 13th inning

In a game of give and take, Blue Jays get 8-7 victory over Angels in 13th inning

Two disappointing teams kept pushing and pulling Friday, trying to find some way to make sense of a game that seemed determined not to end.

Finally it was the Toronto Blue Jays, a team that had begun their season with the worst start in club history (3-12) and the worst start for any team that had played in the postseason the previous year, who pulled it out.

And it was their one player who was struggling most of all, Jose Bautista, drilling a three-run homer in the 13th inning that held up for an 8-7 Toronto victory.

For Bautista, who started the night batting .109, it was his first home run of the year.

The loss left the sinking Angels as losers in nine of...

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