Anaheim at Toronto

L.A. Angels
W: G. Chacin (5-1) L: E. Santana (2-1)
HR: ANA - None   TOR - F. Catalanotto (3), R. Adams (2)

Blue Jays 13, Angels 3

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Toronto's new-look offense keeps coming up big.

Russ Adams homered and had four RBI to lead Toronto over the Los Angeles Angels 13-3 Friday night in the Blue Jays' largest victory margin this season.

Toronto catcher Bengie Molina went 1-for-4 in his first game against his former team. Angels starter Ervin Santana plunked Molina with a pitch in the fifth, prompting a smile from Bengie's brother Jose, the Angels' catcher. Troy Glaus went 3-for-4 in his first game against his ex-club, and the Blue Jays finished with 17 hits.

"This is what we do. We can hit the ball. If we can pitch we are going to be all right," Bengie Molina said.

The Blue Jays have scored seven or more runs in 13 of their 15 victories. Toronto added Molina, Glaus and Lyle Overbay in the offseason.

Adams, who ended an 0-for-15 slide with a go-ahead double Wednesday night, hit a three-run homer off Esteban Yan in the seventh. Frank Catalanotto also homered for the Blue Jays, who tied a season-high for runs.

"It's unbelievable. We have good plans, good ideas at the plate," Catalanotto said. "The whole hitting group is on the same page. It's fun to watch. It really is. There are a lot of guys in the lineup that are having really good years."

Alex Rios went 3-for-4, raising his average to .402. After Rios singled and advanced to second on a passed ball in the sixth, shortstop Orlando Cabrera jokingly rubbed him -- hoping his hot streak would rub off on him.

"We have been swinging it all year," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.

Gustavo Chacin (5-1) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, sending the Angels to their seventh loss in eight games. Santana (2-1) gave up six runs, nine hits and four walks in four innings.

"They hit good. Our offense is a little down right now," Santana said.

The Angels had managed only 10 runs in five games before Thursday's victory over Detroit, and are 1-11 when scoring three runs or fewer.

"Everybody is scuffling a little bit right now. We're kind of banging our heads against the wall," Adam Kennedy said.

Vernon Wells' RBI double and Glaus' sacrifice fly put Toronto ahead in the first, and Rios made it 3-0 with an RBI single in the fourth. Shea Hillenbrand hit a two-run triple in the fifth and scored on Adams' sacrifice fly.

Run-scoring doubles by Cabrera and Vladimir Guerrero cut the lead to 6-2 in the sixth, but Catalanotto homered in the bottom half.


Jesse Barfield came out on the field between innings and received a standing ovation. Barfield spent nine seasons with the Blue Jays. ... Wells has reached base in a major league high 28 games this season. ... Santana is 0-3 on the road. ... The Blue Jays have won 18 of their last 25 against the Angels.

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Players of the Game

A. Rios
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0

R. Adams
AB 2
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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Chone Figgins, LF5120010 .293
Orlando Cabrera, SS5111011 .282
Garret Anderson, DH4000022 .283
Vladimir Guerrero, RF3021000 .336
   a- Robb Quinlan, PH-RF1000000 .296
Howie Kendrick, 1B2110101 .188
Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B4010012 .125
Jose Molina, C2000012 .155
   b- Casey Kotchman, PH0000100 .164
    Mike Napoli, C1011000 .400
Tommy Murphy, CF4010016 .375
Adam Kennedy, 2B4000001 .308
a-grounded out for Guerrero in the 8th
b-walked for Molina in the 6th
2B - Chone Figgins (7, Downs), Orlando Cabrera (9, Chacin), Vladimir Guerrero (1, Chacin), Edgardo Alfonzo (1, Chacin), Mike Napoli (1, Walker), Tommy Murphy (1, Chacin)
RBI - Orlando Cabrera (20), Vladimir Guerrero (27), Mike Napoli (2)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Napoli (1)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Tommy Murphy 1
DP - Murphy-Molina, Alfonzo-Kennedy-Kendrick
PB - Mike Napoli (1)
Los Angeles Angels
Ervin Santana (L,2-1) 4966440 4.84
Esteban Yan 3455112 6.32
J.C. Romero 1422020 7.71
HBP - Molina (by Ervin Santana)
WP - J.C. Romero (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Ervin Santana 89-54, Esteban Yan 46-31, J.C. Romero 20-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ervin Santana 2-5, Esteban Yan 4-3
Batters Faced - Ervin Santana 25, Esteban Yan 13, J.C. Romero 7
Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Rios, RF4231100 .402
Frank Catalanotto, LF3222102 .371
    Reed Johnson, LF1000000 .341
Vernon Wells, CF5121012 .376
Troy Glaus, 3B4231000 .286
Lyle Overbay, 1B4111112 .300
Shea Hillenbrand, DH4232101 .347
Bengie Molina, C4110035 .297
Russ Adams, SS2224100 .226
    John McDonald, SS1000012 .242
Aaron Hill, 2B5000014 .186
2B - Vernon Wells (6, Santana), Russ Adams (5, Santana)
3B - Shea Hillenbrand (1, Santana)
HR - Frank Catalanotto (3, Yan), Russ Adams (2, Yan)
SF - Troy Glaus (2), Russ Adams (2)
RBI - Alex Rios (22), Frank Catalanotto 2 (12), Vernon Wells (26), Troy Glaus (25), Lyle Overbay (17), Shea Hillenbrand 2 (18), Russ Adams 4 (12)
SB - Alex Rios (2, 2nd base off Santana/Molina)
Team LOB - 8
DP - R. Adams-Hill-Overbay
PB - Bengie Molina (3)
Toronto Blue Jays
Gustavo Chacin (W,5-1) 5.1622130 4.50
Dustin McGowan (H,1) 0.2000110 7.36
Scott Downs 1100010 5.28
Pete Walker 2211020 4.91
HBP - Kendrick (by Gustavo Chacin)
Pitches-Strikes - Gustavo Chacin 91-59, Dustin McGowan 13-7, Scott Downs 11-10, Pete Walker 29-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gustavo Chacin 4-8, Pete Walker 4-0
Batters Faced - Gustavo Chacin 23, Dustin McGowan 3, Scott Downs 4, Pete Walker 8
Game Information
Attendance - 22227
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Larry Young, Third Base - Mike Everitt