Final score in Toronto, Game 1: Angels 4, Blue Jays 3
WP: Joe Smith / LP: Brett Cecil / S: Ernesto Frieri
Mike Scioscia is
nowhere to be found spending Friday and Saturday attending his daughter's graduation. So we are left with Dino Ebel managing the team for the front end of this series. And in night one, Dino gets the job done. Unfortunately, he was 0-1 in challenges tonight. But hey, there is always tomorrow! Really, he'll be here tomorrow!
The first run of the game for the Blue Jays arrived in the very first inning when Garrett Richards threw a wild pitch. Richards went on to allow just two runs for the rest of his seven innings pitched. But he was not able to earn a victory as Jose Reyes blasted a home run into the stands off of Joe Smith. If only things could ever be easy for this team.
Offensive contributions came courtesy of Mike Trout, Raul Ibanez, and Howie Kendrick, and Collin Cowgill. Trout was the sole home run for the team tonight and Old Man Ibanez had the sacrifice fly ball to bring in tonight's hitting machine for the win. Erick Aybar came through with two doubles and a triple.
Ernie comes in with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and the team's record breaks even once again. Tomorrow's game is at 10:07am and can be seen on FOX Sports West, Sportsnet One for you Canadian folks, and MLB Network depending upon your market.