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Wednesday, September 11th (All times Eastern)

LA Angels of Anaheim (68-76) at Toronto Blue Jays (67-77), 7:07 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: LA Angels - C.J. Wilson (15-6, 3.42) Toronto - R.A. Dickey (12-12, 4.29)

(Sports Network) - There haven't been many things to go right for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this season. C.J. Wilson, though, has been a silver lining in an otherwise miserable season.

The left-hander goes after his 16th win of the year on Wednesday when the Halos continue a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Wilson won his seventh straight decision on Friday against Texas, as he allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 15-6 on the year to go along with a 3.42 ERA.

Over his last 16 starts he is 11-1 with a 2.96 ERA.

Wilson has faced Toronto 16 times (6 starts) and is 2-3 with a 3.55 ERA.

Toronto, meanwhile, will counter with reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, who has won his last three starts and is 12-12 with a 4.29 ERA. Dickey defeated Minnesota on Friday, holding the Twins to three runs and seven hits in six innings.

"The six or more innings, three runs or less, is something I've always tried to do," said Dickey, who is 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in his last eight starts. "I haven't done it great this year, but I have done it adequately.

"You set some goals for yourself. Hopefully, you can get above 200 innings, you can win close to 15 games -- those are all good benchmarks. But at this point, you still have to be careful not to get too far ahead of yourself and reduce it to a moment-by-moment scenario, so that I can commit to every pitch."

In 22 games (6 starts) against the Angels, Dickey is 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA.

In Tuesday's opener, Mark Trumbo became the first player in franchise history to record five hits and five runs scored in the same game as Los Angeles rolled to a 12-6 win.

Trumbo finished his historic night a perfect 5-for-5 with three doubles, a home run and two RBI. Josh Hamilton swung a good bat as well, smacking his 20th home run as part of a three-hit, four-RBI game. Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went yard in the triumph, LA's fifth in six tries against Toronto dating back to last season.

Jerome Williams (7-10) was reached for six runs on nine hits over five-plus innings for the Angels, who snapped a two-game losing skid.

"He just didn't look like he was able to get his sinker where he wanted to and struggled through five innings," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Williams.

Toronto starter Mark Buehrle (11-8) got shelled, allowing the Angels' eight runs and 12 hits in just four-plus innings.

"The whole game I wasn't making pitches. Everything was up, I was falling behind in the count," Buehrle said.

09/11 10:43:31 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR