Ervin Santana Continues Winning Ways With Complete-Game Win In Toronto

The Angels will send their "Three Aces" against the Jays when the teams face-off in Toronto

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Ervin Santana Continues Dominance As Angels Beat Jays, 5-1

If Ervin Santana has been anything, he’s been consistent – consistently great. Friday night in Toronto the Halo hurler won for the fifth straight time, tossing his 3 third complete game in four starts while beating the Jays 5-1. Santana (9-8) allowed one run on 7 hits, while striking out 6 and walking two.

The Angels scored their first run on Vernon Wells’ first at-bat in Toronto as a member of the opposing team. Wells drove Jays’ starter Brandon Morrow’s first pitch to deep left-center after the Toronto crowd gave him a warm, standing ovation. Wells spent the last 12 season as a member of the Toronto squad, playing almost 1400 games with the Jays.

The Halos continued their scoring in the third when Alberto Callaspo singled home Peter Bourjos. After a bobby Abreu walk, Torii Hunter doubled to deep right to score both Callaspo and Abreu. The final Angel run scored on a throwing error by right fielder Jose Bautista after a Russell Branyon double that plated Hunter.

With Friday’s win, Santana has now compiled a 0.83 ERA in his last five starts. In those starts, the right-hander has allowed just 25 hits and 7 walks in 43 innings, while striking out 31.

The Angels are now 45-29 in games started by Santana, Weaver, and Haren, and have not lost more than 2 games in a row since July 16-19.

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Angels at Toronto: LINE-UPS and Game Notes

Some quick game notes:

  • The Angels are batting .226 (195 for 862) since the All-Star break.
  • Torii Hunter is batting .500 (17 for 34) during his current 9-game hit streak.  His current streak is a season high for the Halo right fielder.
  • Ervin Santana has a 4-game win streak in which the Angel starter has compiled a 0.79 ERA (3 ER in 34 IP).
  • The Angels pitching staff have 74 quality starts this season, most i the A.L. and third most in the majors.
  • Angels' manager Mike Scioscia has used 95 different lineups in 118 games.
  • The Angels are 42-17 when they score first.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
1. Erick Aybar (S) SS
2. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
3. Bobby Abreu (L) DH
4. Torii Hunter (R) RF
5. Russell Branyan (L) 1B
6. Vernon Wells (R) LF
7. Howard Kendrick (R) 2B
8. Peter Bourjos (R) CF
9. Bobby Wilson (R) C


TORONTO BLUE JAYS
1. Yunel Escobar (R) SS
2. Eric Thames (L) LF
3. Jose Bautista (R) RF
4. Adam Lind (L) 1B
5. Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH
6. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
7. Aaron Hill (R) 2B
8. Jose Molina (R) C
9. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B



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Angels Travel To Toronto For 3-Game Series Against The Jays

The Angels will send their "Three Aces" against the Jays when the teams face-off in Toronto

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