TORONTO (AP) -- 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.
Janssen grew up 10 minutes from Angel Stadium.
"You got to root for your hometown team, but now I'm rooting
for the Jays," Janssen said. "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. He got the ball and said he was going to call
"It's pretty exciting. You wait a long time to get your first
big league win," Janssen said. "Hopefully, there's many more to
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.
"We don't have the same kind of lineup as a lot of other
teams," hitting coach Mickey Hatcher 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."
"You'd like win when you have that kind of stuff," Lackey
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.