The Los Angeles Angels will attempt to take their 14th victory in their last 15 road games when they open a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. Los Angeles, which has won six of its last seven overall and eight of 10, started its nine-game road trip with a two-game sweep at Baltimore, capped by a 13-1 victory Wednesday behind four hits from rookie Mike Trout. Toronto, which is coming off a 10-4 loss at Boston on Wednesday, sends Brett Cecil to the mound to try to cool off the Angels. He has allowed three runs in 11 innings in two starts since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
When: 7:07 PM ET, Thursday, June 28, 2012
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

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Pitching Matchup: Angels RH Dan Haren (5-7, 4.24 ERA) VS Blue Jays LH Brett Cecil (1-0, 2.45 ERA)
Haren had allowed 14 runs and 27 hits in his last three starts covering 16 2/3 innings and has seen his ERA rise from 3.52. He earned the victory in his last start, through, an 8-5 decision over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday despite surrendering five runs and nine hits in five innings. Haren is 7-3 in 12 games (11 starts) lifetime against Toronto. The Blue Jays’ roster is hitting .228 against him, with Jose Bautista 5-for-17 with two homers and Kelly Johnson 5-for-11 with four doubles.

Cecil let one run and five hits in six innings in his last start, but didn’t receive a decision in Toronto’s 7-1 victory at Miami on Saturday. He defeated Philadelphia 6-2 on June 17 in his first major league outing of the season. Cecil, who was 4-11 in 2011 after going 15-7 in 2010, is 1-2 in five starts against the Angels. The Los Angeles roster is hitting .262 against him. Bobby Wilson has enjoyed success in a small sample against Cecil (3-for-6, two homes, five RBIs).

Things to take note:
• By hitting .344, Trout now leads the American League. Only one Angel has won a battling title – Alex Johnson in 1970, when he edged Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski . 3290 to .3286.
• Bautista hit his major league-leading 25th homer – and MLB-leading 16th on the road – Wednesday. It was his 13th home run in June, setting a franchise record for the most hit in any one month.

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