The Los Angeles Angels play the second game of their current road series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
The Angels were off on Monday, before opening the series Tuesday. On Sunday, Japanese star Shohei Ohtani fanned nine Tampa Bay hitters en route to a 5-2 victory. Ohtani gave up just six hits over 7 2/3 innings. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Angels. Toronto was off on Monday but has lost four-straight after being swept at home by Oakland in a four-game series over the weekend including Sunday’s 9-2 loss.
The Blue Jays were shutout over seven innings in Sunday’s loss and have now lost seven of their last eight games.
Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with a .329 batting average and team high 55 hits. Mike Trout leads in home runs with 14 and Justin Upton in RBIs with 34. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .249 while opposing hitters are averaging .243 at the plate against Angels pitching. On Wednesday, the Angels will send Tyler Skaggs to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 2.88, 53 Ks and 16 BBs.
Kevin Pillar leads Toronto with a .294 batting average and team high 52 hits. Yangervis Solarte leads the team in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 29. Toronto has a team batting average of .230 while opposing hitters are averaging .267 at the plate against Blue Jays pitching. Toronto will send Aaron Sanchez to the mound on Wednesday. The right-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.47, 40 Ks and 29 hits.