Angels play Toronto, look to build on Skaggs' strong showing
Toronto; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Angels favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs threw 7 1/3 innings, giving up one run on three hits with six strikeouts against Toronto.
The Blue Jays are 12-24 in home games. The Toronto offense has compiled a .223 batting average as a team this season, last in the majors. Eric Sogard leads the team with an average of .287.
The Angels are 18-19 on the road. The Los Angeles offense has compiled a .257 batting average as a team this season, Mike Trout leads the team with a mark of .298. The Angels won the last meeting 3-1. Tyler Skaggs earned his sixth victory and Kole Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Los Angeles. Marcus Stroman registered his ninth loss for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .237 batting average, 6.31 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Angels: 7-3, .261 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Edwin Jackson: 10-day IL (back), Ken Giles: 10-day IL (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Teoscar Hernandez: day-to-day (wrist), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Justin Smoak: 10-day IL (hamstring).
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Trevor Cahill: 10-day IL (elbow), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (ankle), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder).