Found November 10, 2011 on
Los Angeles Angels
Toronto Blue Jays
Today's POTD looks back at the final home game of 2011 for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Los Angeles Angels September 22.Angels catcher Bobby Wilson gets ready to go to work in the bullpen.
Angels starter Ervin Santana was looking to improve on his 6-4 lifetime record against the Blue Jays that included three complete game efforts. Santana allowed five hits and five walks over six innings but gave up just two runs.Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos, whose dad once worked as a scout for the Jays, chats with first baseman Mark Trumbo with second baseman Howie Kendrick nearby.
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