This weekend I was at Angels Stadium for the series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. The Blue Jays are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now and every manager who faces them will tell you this is a team that has it all going right at this time of the season: good pitching, great hitting and an ability to close out games, even if they are behind in the late innings.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia knows it well. His team lost all three games in big blowouts: Friday: 9-2, Saturday: 15-3 and Sunday: 12-5.
Before the series the Angels were just 2.5 games behind the division-leading Houston Astros. Now they are in third place in the American League West, five games behind. The Blue Jays, who were a game behind the New York Yankees in the American League East Division, are now leading their division.
Below is my video report, including my interview with Blue Jays pitcher David Price.
(All photos by Claudia Gestro)
Claudia is of Peruvian and Italian descent, having been born in a small town, in the North of Peru, South America. She was raised by her grandmother from an early age, living in poverty until Claudia’s mother brought her to America. She landed in Miami, FL and started her new life, playing high school basketball and eventually becoming a United States citizen. Claudia completed her education at Florida International University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and became a model to supplement her income. Since graduating from FIU Claudia has worked with many of the Spanish Language broadcasting companies, including Telemundo, Univision and most recently Spanish Language channels on SiriusXM satellite radio and 93.9 FM Exitos in Los Angeles. Just so you know where her loyalty lies: Go Lakers!