Toronto Blue Jays look to stop skid against surging Angels

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May 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) throws a pitch in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1:  Monday, May 18th  –  1:07 ET

Aaron Sanchez will take the mound for the matinee opener of the series, and it’s time for the young righty to end his up-and-down start to 2015.  His wild control has often been excused due to his ability to create strikeouts and ground balls, but with 24 walks over his past five starts, Sanchez is due to perform.

His latest outing against the Baltimore Orioles saw him surrender five earned runs over 5.2 innings pitched, walking four batters and striking out just one.  The Los Angeles lineup has not been dangerous to this point and offers right-handed bats at it’s heart, so an aggressive approach from Sanchez could benefit him.

C.J. Wilson counters for the Angels, and he’s been red hot as of late.  His last outing saw Wilson pitch 8.0 innings strong against the Colorado Rockies, allowing just two earned runs on five hits.  Wilson will feature a fastball that touches 92 with a diverse arsenal of off-speed pitches throughout the count.

Next: Game 2: Hutch looks to stay hot