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PHI@TOR: Buehrle tosses seven scoreless, fans six

The Blue Jays will try to avoid a sweep on Monday when they face the Angels in the finale of a four-game series at Rogers Centre.

The Angels have won three in a row, and they will send C.J. Wilson to the mound in an attempt to make it four straight. Wilson enters his start against the Blue Jays with five quality starts in seven outings this season.

The 33-year-old pitched eight innings of three-run ball in a no-decision against the Yankees on Tuesday, and he has a 2.05 ERA in his last three outings. Wilson will look to continue his team's trend of solid pitching against the Blue Jays in the series, which has consisted of three consecutive quality starts.

"I think it has been tremendous," manager Mike Scioscia said of his team's starting pitching following their 9-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. "I think every time we are out there, for the most part, we have been given a chance to win. These guys are pitching deep into games and doing a good job."

The Blue Jays, looking to avoid being swept for the first time this season, will hand the ball to Mark Buehrle.

The durable lefty is tied for first among Major League starters with six wins. Buehrle has five quality starts in seven outings and is off to one of the best starts of his career. On three occasions, he has pitched at least seven innings without an earned run.

"At the start of a season, it has to be the best [run I've been on]," Buehrle said. "Trying to think of a seven-game stretch going as good, I don't know if I can really think of one off the top of my head."

Blue Jays: Santos goes to DL
Sergio Santos was placed on the disabled list on Sunday.

The Blue Jays reliever said he felt discomfort in his right forearm during his second inning Friday, but he pitched through it. Santos played catch Sunday, but won't do so again until he undergoes an MRI.

Santos said he hopes to return in a couple of weeks.

"I'm hopeful it's just a strain," Santos said. "I think it is. That's what I feel. That's what I believe.

"It was a little sore, but the past couple of days it's been a lot better, so I'm feeling good about that."

No corresponding roster move was announced.

Angels: Stewart exits with injury
Angels third baseman Ian Stewart was forced to leave Sunday's 9-3 win over the Blue Jays in the seventh inning after taking a pitch off his left hand/wrist.

Stewart attempted to check his swing on a first-pitch offering from Toronto reliever Aaron Loup, but he went around on the 91-mph fastball and dropped to the ground in obvious pain after getting hit.

The 29-year-old was down for a brief moment before exiting. John McDonald entered the game as his replacement.

Worth noting
• Jose Bautista fell just shy of tying a club record on Sunday afternoon vs. the Angels. The power-hitting right fielder's streak of reaching base safely ended when he went 0-for-4 as the Blue Jays lost to the Angels, 9-3.

Bautista previously reached base in 37 straight games to start the season, which was already a club record. But he was also chasing Carlos Delgado's streak of most consecutive games on base (38), which was set in 1998.

• Howie Kendrick stole two bases for the third time this season on Sunday and the sixth time in his career.

• With his single in the eighth inning on Sunday, Melky Cabrera now has hits in 34 of 37 games this season. Comments