=== Angels, Jays continue set at the Big A ===
 (Sports  Network)  - The  LA Angels  of Anaheim  will try  to earn their third
 straight win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in the third portion of
 this weekend's four-game series at Angel Stadium.
 Garrett  Richards  pitched seven strong  innings and  allowed just two runs to
 power the Angels to a win in Thursday's series opener.
 On Friday, the Angels got in the win column again with a 7-5 victory thanks to
 some clutch hitting in the eighth inning.
 Trailing  5-4 in the  frame, J.B. Shuck ripped an RBI triple to right field to
 tie  the game.  Two batters later, Kole  Calhoun hit a home run to right field
 and gave the Angels the lead for good.
 Calhoun  went 4-for-5 in  the contest. Dane De LA Rosa pitched a scoreless top
 of the eighth inning to earn the win and Ernesto Frieri struck out the side in
 the bottom of the ninth to collect his 26th save.
 Steve  Delabar  was responsible for  the loss for Toronto  as he gave up three
 runs  on three hits in his lone inning of work. Jose Reyes went 1-for-3 with a
 home run and two RBI to lead the Blue Jays offensively.
 Esmil Rogers will get the start in the third game of this series on Saturday.
 Rogers  began the season in the bullpen for the Blue Jays but after making his
 first  start  of the  season on  June 13,  he has  been a  steady force in the
 The  right-hander has  made 11 starts total  this season but has pitched in 34
 games  total. Overall, he  is 3-5 with a 4.36 ERA. As a starter, Rogers is 2-3
 with a 4.43 ERA compared to a 1-2 mark and 4.23 ERA in relief.
 Rogers  had  a start to  forget his last  time out. In  a 9-4 loss to Oakland,
 Rogers  was lit up  for eight runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. Rogers
 has allowed 10 or more hits in three of his last five outings.
 Though  he  has not pitched  against the Angels  this season, Rogers does have
 some  experience against them. In four relief appearances, Rogers owns a 10.13
 ERA against Los Angeles.
 The  Angels  will counter with  ace Jered Weaver, who  has been pitching at an
 extremely high level of late.
 In  his last  start against Texas earlier this week, Weaver was sensational in
 allowing  just one run on five hits over seven innings of work. Unfortunately,
 Weaver did not factor in the decision. Weaver has allowed one or fewer runs in
 six  of  his last seven games  pitched. He has also  won four of the last five
 Despite  being slowed by injury earlier in the season, Weaver has continued to
 be  one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Though at 5-5 his record
 is off the pace of his 20-victory effort from a year ago, Weaver still owns an
 impressive  2.84 ERA and is striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings which is
 right in line with his career average (7.6).
 Weaver  has not faced  Toronto this season and in his career owns a 4-2 record
 with a 3.93 ERA in eight total starts.
 This is the first series between these clubs this season.
 08/03 09:39:52 ET