ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels shelled out big bucks to C.J. Wilson during the offseason because of his reputation for pitching deep into games and eating up innings. The fact that they don't have to face him anymore was just a bonus.
Wilson pitched effectively through eight innings and got home run support from Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo as the Angels bounced back from consecutive shutout losses against Toronto to beat the Blue Jays 6-2 Saturday night with slumping slugger Albert Pujols on the bench.
"Our job is to go out there and throw eight or nine innings every time. That's what we're built to do, so anything less is kind of disappointing," said Wilson, who threw 203 innings in 2010 and 223 1-3 last year for the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers after five seasons in their bullpen.
"I felt like I was shooting myself in the foot lately with mistakes and high pitch counts early in the game, but tonight I had some quick inni...