Before today's game, Angel's right-hander Jered Weaver was posting a 1.78 ERA to lead MLB. But after the game, Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto will now hold that title as Weaver was shelled for three home runs resulting in eight earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched to elevate his ERA to 2.13 as the Blue Jays defeat the Angels at home, 11-2. Weaver also walked two and struck out three in 94 pitches.
Blue Jays hitters pounded Weaver early by a home run from Edwin Encarnacion in the bottom of the first, which scored two thanks to a single that was hit by Yunel Escobar prior to Encarnacion's at bat. Rajai Davis and John McDonald connected on consecutive doubles against Weaver in the bottom of the second to score another run for the Jays. Weaver retired the Blue Jays smoothly in the third and fourth inning before being rocked in the 5th. Escobar and Eric Thames were walked before Adam Lind smashed a three-run home run, followed by a home run from Mark Teahen to put the game away from the Angels, 8-1 in the fifth inning.
This was the third time Weaver allowed multiple home runs in his starts.
Blue Jays pitcher, Ricky Romero, tossed seven strong innings, allowing an earned run on two hits, including a home run, walking two and striking out three. Romero increased his winning streak to five games and has not allowed more than two runs in his last four starts.
Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo put the Angels on the board with a home run in the fifth inning to left field for his fifth home run of the season. The Angels would score again in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Mark Trumbo to score in Torii Hunter.
Angels play the Blue Jays early again tomorrow as Dan Haren (12-6) takes the mound for the Angels to face left Brett Cecil (4-5) at 10:07 PT.
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