(SportsNetwork.com) -Toronto snapped a five-game losing streak in Monday’s opener, as Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, three RBI and three runs scored to power the Blue Jays to a 10-6 win.
Russell Martin went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored for the Blue Jays, who won for only the second time in nine tries.
Toronto starter Todd Redmond allowed three runs on four hits over four innings. Roberto Osuna (1-0) got the win after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless frames.
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Chris Iannetta, David Freese and Albert Pujols homered for the Angels, who have dropped two straight since a five-game winning streak.
C.J. Wilson got the start for Los Angeles and gave up four runs on 10 hits over five innings. Mike Morin (1-1) allowed three runs on one hit with two walks while recording two outs in the sixth.
Hoping for a better effort tonight the Angels will hand the ball to lefty Hector Santiago, who is 2-2 with a 2.41 ERA. Santiago is winless in his last four starts but pitched well enough to win on Wednesday against Colorado as he struck out eight and allowed just an unearned run in six innings of a no- decision. He also didn’t get a decision in his previous start, despite pitching 6 1/3 scoreless innings against Houston.
This will be his first start versus the Blue jays, but has pitched to a 2.25 ERA in five relief appearances against them.
Getting the call for the Blue Jays on Tuesday will be righty Aaron Sanchez, who lost for the first time in four decisions his last time out. Sanchez fell in Baltimore, as he allowed five runs and seven hits with four walks over 5 2/3 innings. He is 3-3 on the year with a 4.26 ERA.
The Angels have won 12 of their last 16 against the Jays.