It was another step forward for young Kyle Drabek.

Although he wasn't the pitcher of record in Friday night's 3-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the 23-year-old rookie right-hander didn't let the game get away from him, never lost his composure, as he pitched his way out of trouble in more than a few dicey innings.

His first inning was a battle from the get-go as he opened the night with a five-pitch walk. A second walk, single and throwing error by Jose Bautista led to a Halos' run but Drabek limited the damage by getting Vernon Wells - remember him - to ground out to short.

The third inning looked menacing as a one-out walk was followed by a single and after a second out, Torii Hunter singled in the Angels' second run. But a first-and-third threat and a crooked number on the scoreboard never materialized as Drabek punched out Wells to end the threat.

Then came the fifth which started double, infield single. This time Drabek slammed the door as he went strikeout (Bobby Abreu), infield pop (Hunter) and strikeout (thank you Vernon) to end the inning.

The Jays, meanwhile, finally got some offence going in the top of the sixth thanks to a two-out, two-run double to left centre by Adam Lind.

Drabek came back in what would be his final inning of the game with a 1-2-3 sixth that impressed manager John Farrell.