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Saunders solid in debut
Blue Jays 4, Angels 3
Joe Saunders struck out two and walked two on Tuesday night. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Joe Saunders gave up two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings in his Major League debut, but the Angels fell to the Blue Jays. Francisco Rodriguez was unable to close the door in the ninth as the two teams played their fourth consecutive one-run game.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2005
WSH
PHI
PPD
TOR
Toronto (62-57)
Won 1
Toronto 4, LA Angels 3   LAA
LA Angels (69-50)
Lost 1
August 16, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   4 7 0
LA Angels
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings through 8/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Angels Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adams, SS4000103.269
Johnson, LF-RF4000003.275
Wells, CF4011002.284
Hillenbrand, 1B4221001.299
Hill, DH3000010.296
a-Hinske, PH-DH0100100.249
Zaun, C3010100.266
Koskie, 3B3011110.245
Rios, RF3000002.280
b-Catalanotto, PH-LF0001000.288
Hudson, 2B4120002.271
Totals324744213 

a-Walked for Hill in the 9th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Rios in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hudson (21, Saunders).
HR: Hillenbrand (17, 2nd inning off Saunders, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Wells; Hillenbrand 5; Zaun; Koskie; Hudson 3.
RBI: Hillenbrand (69), Wells (70), Koskie (23), Catalanotto (36).
2-out RBI: Wells.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells; Adams.
SF: Catalanotto.
GIDP: Rios.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Adams (6, 2nd base off Shields/Molina, B), Hudson (5, 3rd base off Shields/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: (Adams-Hudson-Hillenbrand).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3011110.287
Cabrera, SS4000004.249
Erstad, 1B4010000.281
Guerrero, RF4110001.326
Molina, B, C4010001.302
Rivera, LF2100212.257
1-Izturis, PR0000000.253
Kotchman, DH3000122.179
2-DaVanon, PR-DH0000000.235
Finley, CF4110012.221
Kennedy, 2B4011012.336
Totals323624614 


1-Ran for Rivera in the 9th. 2-Ran for Kotchman in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Figgins; Erstad; Guerrero; Molina, B; Finley; Kennedy.
RBI: Kennedy (34), Figgins (42).
2-out RBI: Kennedy; Figgins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera 2.
GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Kennedy-Erstad).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Downs 6.26333604.89
League (W, 1-0)1.10000006.38
Batista (S, 22)1.00001003.05
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders 7.15222212.45
Shields (H, 25)0.20000002.33
Rodriguez (BS, 5)(L, 2-3)0.12222002.91
Gregg 0.20000005.28

Pitches-strikes: Downs 98-61, League 7-4, Batista 21-14, Saunders 95-60, Shields 8-5, Rodriguez 18-9, Gregg 6-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Downs 9-5, League 4-0, Batista 2-1, Saunders 10-10, Shields 2-0, Rodriguez 0-1, Gregg 0-2.
Batters faced: Downs 28, League 4, Batista 4, Saunders 28, Shields 2, Rodriguez 5, Gregg 2.
Inherited runners-scored: League 2-0, Shields 2-0, Gregg 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 42,468.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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