May 5, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) slides in for a double past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Omar Vuzquel (17) during the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Angels won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Series Preview: Oh Canada


The Angels head to Canada to take on the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays rotation is an absolute mess right now and makes the recent injury problems to the Yankees look like nothing. The Jays have four wins in their last nine games. In those nine games they have given up 60 runs. The Angels have won their past six series and are the hottest team in baseball right now. They are 13-1 in their last 14 road games.

The Blue Jays come off losing two of three to the Red Sox.Their starting pitching has been an issue with all the injuries. Carlos Villanueva will make his first start and the team recently signed Jamie Moyer. Villanueva made 13 starts for them last year so he has some experience with it.

The Angels and Blue Jays met earlier this year in LA. This Angels took two of three from the Jays.  Albert Pujols hit his first home run as an Angel during that series.

Here are your pitching matcups for the series:

Thursday:Dan Haren vs Brett Cecil

Friday: Ervin Santana vs Carlos Villanueva

Saturday: Garrett Richards vs Henderson Alvarez

Sunday: C.J. Wilson vs Aaron Laffey

Thursday and Friday start at 7:05 ET/4:05PT. Saturday starts at 1:07 ET/10:07 PT and Sunday starts at 3:10 ET/ 12:10 PT

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