Jose Bautista's first homer of the year was a three-run shot in the top of the 13th, propelling the Blue Jays over the Angels 8-7 on Friday.
The Halos came back with two runs of their own, but Joe Biagini stopped them from there. Bautista was in an 0-for-19 slump before collecting an infield single in the ninth inning tonight. He had just one RBI all year before the homer, which also gave him his first multihit game of the season. It's something to build on, hopefully.
Mat Latos yielded four runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Angels.
Latos allowed six hits, walked three and struck out one. Probably any other AL offense would have touched him up for more than four runs tonight.
Joe Biagini pitched a scoreless 13th inning for a save Friday against the Angels.
Biagini wasn't supposed to pitch tonight after working on both Wednesday and Thursday, but 13 innings changes things. He was called in tonight after two errors and a walk loaded the bases against Aaron Loup with no outs in the 13th. He went on to give up a single and a HBP, scoring two runs, but he struck out Albert Pujols and retired C.J. Cron on a fly to center to end the game.
Alex Meyer gave up two runs and walked four in 3 2/3 innings Friday in his start versus Toronto.
The Angels brought up Meyer for the night to give their starters some extra rest. Since he was able to cover less than four of the 13 innings the team pitched tonight, he'll surely be subbed out for a fresh arm prior to Saturday's game.
Needed in relief, Jesse Chavez took a loss after giving up three runs in the 13th inning Friday against the Blue Jays.
Chavez had been scheduled to start Sunday, but the Angels have the flexibility to pitch Ricky Nolasco on normal rest then. We're guessing Chavez will start Monday in the finale of the four-game series instead.
Cam Bedrosian was charged with a blown save after giving up a hit to one of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning Friday.
Bedrosian entered a 4-3 game with two on and one out in the eighth and promptly surrendered a two-run double before retiring back-to-back batters to end the inning. The Angels went on to score in the bottom of the eighth, but Bedrosian didn't come back out in a tie game in the ninth. This is one blown save that probably won't be held against him by manager Mike Scioscia.
Albert Pujols went 3-for-7 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 13-inning game against the Jays.
Unfortunately, he couldn't come through with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 13th, producing an ugly strikeout against Joe Biagini. Pujols still raised his average from .177 to .203 tonight.
Yunel Escobar left Friday's game because of dizziness, according to the Angels.
Jefry Marte or Cliff Pennington will start at third if Escobar can't play Saturday.