Angels 2, Blue Jays 0
TORONTO (AP) _ Shawn Boskie pitched eight shutout innings and Tim Salmon hit his third homer of the season as the California Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Monday.
Boskie (1-0) allowed only four hits before giving way to Lee Smith, who pitched the ninth for his third save. Boskie, signed by the Angels in the offseason, struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
The Angels, who won three of four games in the series, took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when a wild pitch by David Cone (1-1) allowed Damion Easley to score from third.
Salmon made it 2-0 with a leadoff homer in the second.
Toronto manager Cito Gaston was ejected in the seventh inning by replacement umpire Larry Walding for arguing a call.
Gaston felt Joe Carter should have been safe at first after first baseman J.T. Snow bobbled a throw from Eduardo Perez.
Carter was originally ruled out on the play but after Gaston argued the call and was ejected, Walding consulted with home plate umpire Randy Harvey and reversed his decision.
One out later, John Olerud singled Carter to third. But Boskie retired the next two batters to get out of the jam.
Cone allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings.
Notes: California’s Tony Phillips was hitless in 10 straight at-bats before singling in the third, fifth and eighth innings. ... Only one player on the Angels’ 28-man roster has yet to see action this season _ outfielder Kevin Flora. ... The attendance was 31,303, second lowest for a regular-season game at SkyDome.