The Angels have dropped Dan Haren’s last four starts away from Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays play the third game of their four-game series Wednesday evening from the Rogers Centre in Toronto. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. (ET).
The Angels go into this series with Toronto five games back of the Texas Rangers for the division lead in the American League West. The Blue Jays are currently 14 ½ games behind the division-leading New York Yankees in the American League East and have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
The Blue Jays lead the season series 4-3 over Los Angeles going into Tuesday's contest that was still pending. The home team has won five of the first seven encounters.
Wednesday night’s game will be the ninth game of the Angels 10-game road trip with the Halos 3-4 through the first seven of those games.
The Angels will be sending Dan Haren (15-9, 3.24) to the mound Wednesday to face the Blue Jays. Los Angeles is 3-4 in Haren’s last seven starts overall with all four losses coming on the road. His ERA is a bloated 6.16 in his last five road starts.
Haren has faced the Blue Jays just once this season, pitching seven innings and allowing five hits and three earned runs in the Halos' loss to Toronto. He is 6-2 in his career versus the Blue Jays in nine starts (3-0 in five starts at the Rogers Centre), with an earned run average of 5.23 in 62 innings pitched.
Making just his third start of the season for Toronto will be Dustin McGowan (0-0, 7.50). The right-hander has dealt with numerous injuries dating back to 2008, including fraying of the labrum in his pitching shoulder, knee surgery to repair articular cartilage damage and a torn rotator cuff.
Prior to his three starts in the month of September, McGowan had not pitched since July 8, 2008.
The Blue Jays are hitting 22 points lower versus righties than they are against lefties this season.
The ‘over’ is 14-6 in the Angels' last 20 road games and 7-2 in Haren’s last nine starts overall. Blue Jays starting pitchers have posted a 5.22 ERA at home this season, which is 0.58 points higher than Toronto’s team ERA at home.
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Wednesday’s game versus the Angels. Escobar has missed seven straight games going into Tuesday’s contest with an injured left elbow.
Ted Barrett will call balls and strikes. The Angels are 3-2 in their last five games since 2009 with him behind the plate.
Wednesday’s weather forecast calls for mostly clear skies with an overnight temperature of around 57 degrees. Expect the Rogers Centre roof to be open.