(SportsNetwork.com) - Jered Weaver eyes a third straight win on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
After losing his first four decisions and pitching to a 6.29 ERA through six starts, Weaver has turned it around his last two times out, winning each assignment, while allowing just one run in 16 1/3 frames.
Weaver followed up the seventh shutout of his career by beating Baltimore on Friday, as he held the O's to a run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings to improve to 2-4 to go along with a 4.44 ERA.
"It was good for the most part," Weaver said of his stuff. "Got away with a couple pitches they popped up, but mixed in the offspeed, and fastball command was pretty good. Defense played well behind me, (catcher Carlos Perez) called a great game, and we were able to scratch a couple runs against a guy that threw the ball real well as well. So good win."
Weaver could continue his recent run, as he is 9-2 lifetime versus the Blue Jays with a 3.39 ERA in 12 starts.
Toronto, meanwhile, will counter with righty Drew Hutchison, who is 3-0, despite a 6.17 ERA. Hutchison pitched well on Thursday in Houston, but did not get a decision, as he surrendered two runs and five hits in six innings of a 6-4 loss.
Hutchison, though, has lost both of his starts to the Angels, pitching to a 6.52 ERA in the process.
Los Angeles evened this series at a game apiece on Tuesday, as David Freese's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning lifted the Angels to a 3-2 win. Kole Calhoun hit a solo homer and scored twice for Los Angeles, which snapped a two-game skid.
Los Angeles starter Hector Santiago (3-2) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on four hits while striking out five and walking three over seven innings. He won for the first time since April 21 against Oakland.
"Santiago was really good," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He was picking the plate apart."
Josh Donaldson hit a solo homer and drove in both runs for the Blue Jays, who went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded five. Aaron Sanchez (3-4) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 7 1/3 innings.
Toronto has now lost eight of its last 10.
The Angels have won 13 of their last 17 against the Jays.