Anaheim at Toronto

L.A. Angels
W: C. Janssen (1-2) L: J. Lackey (3-3)
S: B. Ryan (7)
HR: ANA - None   TOR - T. Glaus (10)

Jays' Janssen combines on 2-hitter for first major league win

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Casey Janssen grew up an Angels fan, so beating them for his first major league win was extra special.

Janssen dominated in his third career start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday.

"You got to root for your hometown team, but now I'm rooting for the Jays," said Janssen, who grew up 10 minutes from the Angels' ballpark. "It was cool. It was televised back home. All my friends and family were watching. It was special to share it with them."

Janssen (1-2) allowed one hit in 7 1/3 innings, Chone Figgins' sharp single to center with one out in the sixth. The 24-year-old right-hander, who replaced injured A.J. Burnett in the rotation, struck out three and walked one.

After Howie Kendrick reached on shortstop Russ Adams' error in the eighth, Janssen left to a standing ovation.

Teammate Vernon Wells got him with a shaving-cream pie to the face after the game. Janssen got the ball and said he was going to call his parents.

"It's pretty exciting. You wait a long time to get your first big league win," Janssen said. "Hopefully, there's many more to come."

Ryan got his seventh save in seven chances, allowing a ninth-inning single to Orlando Cabrera, who scored on Garret Anderson's sacrifice fly. It was the first run this year off Ryan, who has pitched 15 innings.

Troy Glaus homered for the Blue Jays, who have won two of three from Los Angeles going into Monday's series finale.

The Angels have lost eight of 10 and are hitting just .250 this season.

"We don't have the same kind of lineup as a lot of other teams," hitting coach Mickey Brantley said. "We have to try to make things happen. I know Mike (Scioscia) is doing everything he can to keep these guys going and so am I. We just have to weather the storm a little bit."

John Lackey (3-3) pitched a six-hitter in his first complete game of the season. He didn't allow a hit until Shea Hillenbrand singled two out in the fifth.

"You'd like win when you have that kind of stuff," Lackey said.

Lackey said he pitched his first big league game against the Rangers, the team he grew rooting for.

"It's exciting when you go against the team you grew up watching," Lackey said

Adams singled in the sixth, advanced to second on John McDonald's sacrifice, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Frank Catalanotto's RBI double.

Glaus hit his 10th homer in the seventh inning. Toronto got another run in the eighth when Adams singled leading off and scored on a two-out error by Chone Figgins, who misplayed Reed Johnson's two-out grounder to third.


  • Toronto manager John Gibbons said C Gregg Zaun won't need to go on the DL because of his sore calf. Zaun hasn't placed since Wednesday.
  • Angels RF Vladimir Guerrero robbed Vernon Wells of a hit with a nice running catch in right in the fourth.
  • The game took exactly 2 hours.
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Casey Janssen, A.J.'s replacement in the rotation, celebrates his win with Vernon Wells.  (AP)
Casey Janssen, A.J.'s replacement in the rotation, celebrates his win with Vernon Wells. (AP)

Players of the Game

C. Janssen
IP 7.1
H 1
ER 0
BB 1
K 3

R. Adams
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0

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Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins, 3B4010011 .280
Orlando Cabrera, SS4110000 .276
Vladimir Guerrero, RF4000013 .323
Garret Anderson, LF3001001 .276
Adam Kennedy, 2B2000100 .301
   a- Robb Quinlan, PH1000000 .281
Mike Napoli, C3000011 .273
Casey Kotchman, 1B3000010 .158
Howie Kendrick, DH3000001 .130
Tommy Murphy, CF3000011 .286
a-flied out for Kennedy in the 9th
SF - Garret Anderson (2)
RBI - Garret Anderson (19)
SB - Howie Kendrick (1, 2nd base off Ryan/Molina)
Team LOB - 4
E - Chone Figgins (4, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles Angels
John Lackey (L,3-3) 8632031 3.38
WP - John Lackey (2)
Pitches-Strikes - John Lackey 105-75
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lackey 10-11
Batters Faced - John Lackey 30
Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Rios, RF4010001 .389
Frank Catalanotto, LF3011000 .362
    Reed Johnson, LF1000000 .333
Vernon Wells, CF4000012 .355
Troy Glaus, 3B3111000 .277
Eric Hinske, DH3000010 .317
Shea Hillenbrand, 1B3010000 .356
Bengie Molina, C3000001 .275
Russ Adams, SS3220010 .233
John McDonald, 2B2000001 .229
2B - Frank Catalanotto (7, Lackey)
HR - Troy Glaus (10, Lackey)
SH - John McDonald (1)
RBI - Frank Catalanotto (13), Troy Glaus (26)
2-OUT RBI - Frank Catalanotto (3)
CS - Alex Rios (3, 2nd base by Lackey/Napoli)
Team LOB - 3
E - Russ Adams 2 (6, Wild throw)
Toronto Blue Jays
Casey Janssen (W,1-2) 7.1100130 3.63
B.J. Ryan (S,7) 1.2111020 0.60
Pitches-Strikes - Casey Janssen 86-54, B.J. Ryan 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Janssen 16-5
Batters Faced - Casey Janssen 26, B.J. Ryan 6
Game Information
Attendance - 24351
Game Time - 2:00
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Larry Young, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Rob Drake