After a 3-3 road trip to start their season, the Angels return to Anaheim Friday night for their home opener, facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Ervin Santana faces Kyle Drabek in the series opener. The Angels hope their run of quality starts continues.
The Angels have had quality starts in five of their six games so far, which is helped by the fact that Jered Weaver and Dan Haren have each started twice. Santana had the other quality start, allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Royals. Angels starters have a combined 2.75 ERA so far this season.
Vernon Wells will face his old team for the first time tonight. Wells, who was drafted by Toronto in 1997 and spent the first 12 seasons of his career with the Blue Jays, is off to a slow start with the Angels so far, with just three hits in 27 at-bats.
Drabek won his first start of the season, on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. He allowed just one hit and one run in seven innings.
The Angels won six of nine meetings with the Blue Jays last year. The Angels will wear throwback uniforms from the late 1980s for tonight's game, something they will do every "Flashback Friday" this season. Eli Grba, who threw the first pitch in franchise history in 1961, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight.
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