Winfield hits 9th grand slam, as Angels top Blue Jays, 11-8


TORONTO -- Dave Winfield hit his ninth career grand slam and drove in five runs yesterday, as the California Angels took a six-run lead and hung on for an 11-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Luis Polonia had his second five-hit game of the season, as the Angels sent the Blue Jays to their fifth loss in seven games.

Winfield's RBI grounder in the first put California ahead, and his ninth home run made it 5-0 in the second off Willie Fraser, who replaced Dave Stieb as Toronto's starter just before game time.

Stieb also missed his scheduled start Tuesday because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. Toronto spokesman Howard Starkman said Stieb's status is day-to-day.

Mark Eichhorn (1-1), the second California pitcher, got the victory in relief of Scott Lewis, knocked out after 3 2/3 innings, seven hits and four runs. Bryan Harvey pitched two innings for his 13th save.

Fraser (0-2) gave up six runs and seven hits in three innings.

Ron Tingley, Polonia and Wally Joyner hit consecutive singles in the second before Winfield hit his first grand slam this season. Junior Felix hit an RBI double later in the inning for a 6-0 lead.

Greg Myers hit an RBI ground out in the bottom of the inning, and Toronto pulled to 6-3 in the third on Mookie Wilson's RBI single and Roberto Alomar's run-scoring double.

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