American League Game Summary - Tampa Bay at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Friday, May 16th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 0
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Archer tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings
as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-0, in the
second installment of a four-game series.
Archer (3-2) gave up two hits while striking out five and walking five for the
Rays, who bounced back from Thursday's 6-5 loss.
"I tried to get six full out of (Archer)...but it worked out pretty well,"
Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Yunel Escobar went 3-for-3 with a solo homer for Tampa Bay. Evan Longoria and
James Loney each had an RBI.
Jered Weaver (4-3) allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and
three walks for the Angels, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
"This was the best start (Weaver's) had all season...but Archer had good stuff
tonight," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Escobar's homer to left-center field in the fifth made it 1-0 Tampa Bay.
The Angels left the bases loaded in the bottom half of the inning. Albert
Pujols grounded into a fielder's choice to end the threat.
Tampa Bay tacked on another run in the seventh. Longoria walked, stole second
and raced home on Loney's single to right.
The Rays scored again in the eighth. Desmond Jennings walked, moved to second
on a Wil Myers walk and crossed the plate on Longoria's single to center. The
RBI single snapped a string of 17 straight scoreless outings by Michael
Joel Peralta pitched a scoreless eighth and Grant Balfour pitched a perfect
ninth for his eighth save.
Weaver, who had won four of his previous five starts, fell to 4-4 lifetime
against the Rays ... The Angels went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position
and stranded 10 ... Angels rookie infielder Luis Jimenez beat Tampa Bay
pitcher David Price in the Halos' annual cow-milking contest.
05/17 02:09:55 ET