Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Anaheim won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, July 9
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Toronto4
Game 2: Saturday, July 10
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Toronto2
Game 3: Sunday, July 11
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Toronto2

Angels 5

(47-40, 24-22 away)

Blue Jays 2

(39-49, 23-23 home)

    1:05 PM ET, July 11, 2004

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    ANA 011012000 5 12 0
    TOR 020000000 2 7 2

    W: J. Lackey (7-8)

    L: M. Batista (8-6)

    S: T. Percival (15)

    Anaheim wins 5 of 6 on road trip

    TORONTO (AP) -- The Anaheim Angels can enjoy the All-Star break, knowing they finished the first half of the season strong.

    They hope it carries over to the second half.

    Adam Kennedy fell a home run shy of the cycle and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-2 victory Sunday. Anaheim went 5-1 on their road trip.

    "We're going into the break with some momentum," Anaheim starter John Lackey said. "We played really well on this road trip. I think it's huge. You can rest a lot easier."

    Kennedy went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Angels, who went 47-40 in the first half. They went 49-43 in the first half last season after winning the World Series in 2002, but went 28-42 the rest of the way and missed the playoffs.

    "It's a different feeling this year," Kennedy said. "Last year, we weren't playing as well as we are right now. Our whole team is pretty much intact right now. The pitching staff has done really well."

    The Angels swept the Blue Jays for the first time since April 26-28, 2002.

    Lackey (7-8) improved to 4-1 in his last seven starts, allowing two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

    Francisco Rodriguez pitched the eighth, and Troy Percival threw a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 19 chances.

    "We're getting good pitching. This is a good way to finish before the break," Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said.

    Carlos Delgado homered for the Blue Jays, who were coming off a three-game sweep of Seattle. Miguel Batista (8-6) allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings after winning his previous four starts.

    "It seems when they weren't hitting the ball on the nose, they were getting the ball off the end of the bat and it was falling in," Toronto manager Carlos Tosca said.

    Darin Erstad hit an RBI single in the second, but Toronto scored twice in the bottom half on Delgado's 10th homer and Chris Gomez's RBI single to take a 2-1 lead.

    The Angels came right back in the third when Kennedy hit a leadoff triple and scored one out later on Chone Figgins' double to tie it 2-2.

    Kennedy doubled in the fifth and scored on Garret Anderson's RBI single, giving Anaheim a 3-2 lead.

    Erstad and Jeff DaVanon hit consecutive singles in the sixth before Bengie Molina and Kennedy hit back-to-back RBI singles and made it 5-2.

    Game notes


    Actress Vivica A. Fox threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Toronto's Eric Hinske has hit in 13 straight games. ... Toronto's Orlando Hudson ended an 0-for-21 slump with a single in the sixth. ... Rodriguez, 22, will be the youngest player on the AL All-Star team. Guerrero was also named to the team. ... The Blue Jays hadn't been swept at home by the Angels since May 4-6, 1989. ... Kennedy grounded out in his last at-bat.

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