The only thing that saved Dave Haren from a loss Thursday night in Toronto was the Angels' offense.
If not for Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols and everyone else who contributed in an 9-7 win over the Blue Jays, Haren would be sitting on his eighth loss of the season.
He won only because the Angels kept pounding out hits to put him in front. Every time he gave up a lead, his offense came back.
The Angels are 10 games over .500 for the first time this season and they're 14-1 on the road since May 22. There are enough elements to their hot streak to overcome some unreliable pitching, but Haren's slump remains confusing.
In his past four starts, he's given up 34 hits and 20 earned runs in 22 23 innings, a 7.94 ERA. He has also surrendered eight home runs after allowing just seven homers in his first 12 starts. And yet he's won three of the games.
The same questions that arose after Haren's last start are sure to follow him after this one. And they're worth asking again.