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Toronto Blue Jays (22-17) –120, o/u 8 at Los Angeles Angels (17-23), 10 p.m. Eastern
by Staff

The Los Angeles Angels look to mend their ways as they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the rubber match of this 3-game series Thursday night at Angels Stadium.

Toronto has won 8 of its last 12 games, while Los Angeles has lost 13 of its last 18 games, and 8 of its last 10 at home.

The Blue Jays are in 3rd place in the American League East, 1 1/2 games back of division-leading Boston.

The Angels are in 3rd place in the AL West, 3 1/2 games out of first.

Toronto took 3 of 4 games from L.A. in Toronto last week, and won the season series with the Angels last year 5 games to 1. The over/under is 2-9-1 in the last 12 games in the series between these two teams.

Also, Toronto has won 9 of the last 14 games in this series played in Anaheim.

The Blue Jays are 9-9 on the road this season, while the Angels are 8-11 at home.

Toronto starter Halladay (5-1, 2.74) has tossed two complete games in a row, one vs. the Angles last week, allowing just 2 ER in those 18 IP. The Jays are 6-1 in Halladay’s starts this year.

L.A. starter Lackey (3-3, 3.61) has started two games vs. Toronto last year and this, holding the Jays to 2 ER in 16 IP. The Angels are 3-5 in Lackey’s starts this season, the o/u 5-3.

Toronto owns a .360 team OBP, 4th-best in the AL, and averages 5.7 RPG.

L.A. owns a sorry .300 team OBP, worst in the league, and averages 4.3 RPG. The Angels were held to 2 hits Wednesday.

The Blue Jay bullpen has given up 5 ER and 12 H+W in its last 8 IP.

The Angels pen has allowed 2 earned runs and 21 H+W in its last18 2/3 IP.

Jays 3B Troy Glaus, a former Angel, got beaned on the elbow Tuesday night and missed Wednesday’s game, but he’s listed as probable for Thursday’s game.

L.A. outfielder Garrett Anderson is listed as questionable for Thursday’s game with a sore hammy.

The o/u is 24-12 in Toronto games this year, 22-17 in Angels games. The o/u is also 8-9 at Angels Stadium this year, but 6-1 in home plate umpire Paul Emmel’s seven games back of the plate this season.

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