Jason Vargas tossed seven scoreless innings as all facets were working for the Angels Sunday in a 6-2 victory at Angel Stadium.
On Monday, Josh Lindblom, 25, will toe the rubber in a big league game for the first time as a starter, when he and the Rangers take on Bartolo Colon and the A's at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Top-rated prospect Jurickson Profar is also expected to start for the Rangers.
When the Rays and Blue Jays meet Monday at Rogers Centre, it will be a matchup of experience vs. youth. Thanks to their game being postponed Sunday against the Yankees, the Blue Jays will send their 38-year-old ace, R.A. Dickey, to the mound against 23-year-old Jake Odorizzi.
Rays outfielder Matt Joyce hit his eighth home run of the season Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards, after an official review gave Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead over the Orioles.
The Indians hand Scott Kazmir the ball on Monday afternoon as they eye a four-game series sweep of the Mariners at Progressive Field. Seattle tabs Hisashi Iwakuma to halt their three-game skid.