Despite off-day, Angels to stay on rotation

Despite off-day, Angels to stay on rotation

MINNEAPOLIS -- The way his starting rotation is pitching, Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't want to change anything. So, despite the benefit of Thursday's off-day, Scioscia is opting to keep his rotation on schedule and not skip anyone.

That means it'll be former Rangers ace C.J. Wilson starting the series opener in Texas on Friday, opposite Japanese sensation Yu Darvish.

"There's no shuffling of rotations now," Scioscia said. "We need to get guys out there, and C.J., he's going to pitch against a lot of good teams. Texas is going to be one of them, and we need to keep these guys out there performing the way they can."

Jerome Williams will pitch Saturday against lefty Matt Harrison, and Jered Weaver will throw against righty Neftali Feliz in Sunday's series finale.

Heading into Tuesday, the Angels' rotation has posted 16 quality starts in the last 17 games, posting a 2.26 ERA in that span, and leads the American League in ERA (3.21).