ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Lowe hit a three-flee homer and the Tampa Bay Rays were ready to overcome 5 scoreless innings from Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani, rallying for a 3-1 victory over the Angels Wednesday evening.
Lowe went deep to heart off Junior Guerra (2-1) within the seventh after Brett Phillips led off the inning with a stroll and Willy Adames flared a single to left. Lowe is batting handiest .194, nonetheless is 9 for 33 with two dwelling runs in his last 9 games.
The Rays’ rally dampened what had been a solid day out for Ohtani, who didn’t enable a flee thru 5 innings for the major time in his last 10 starts, dating assist to 2018. The correct-hander went 5-plus innings, with the handiest hit in opposition to him being Phillips’ single within the 2d.
Ohtani retired the aspect handiest once as he walked six and struck out seven. It’s the 2d time this season he has had a pitching line the build he allowed handiest one hit, walked six or extra and whiffed seven or extra.
Ryan Yarbrough (2-3) allowed one flee on 5 hits in four-plus innings for the Rays, who rep received four straight.
The Angels rep dropped four straight and 10 of their last 14.
Jose Rojas led off the third with a double down the supreme-field line, evolved to third on David Fletcher’s bunt single after which scored three batters later when Ryan Yarbrough walked Jared Walsh with the bases loaded.
Tampa Bay’s Willy Adames ended an Angels’ chance within the 2d when he made a diving play deep within the gap on a appealing grounder, got up and made a three-hop throw to come by Kurt Suzuki out before all the pieces.
The Rays opted to lumber together with a bullpen game for the fifth time this season. Andrew Kittredge got his 2d launch of the season and labored two scoreless innings, permitting one hit and a stroll. They are 3-2 this season when utilizing an opener.
Rays: P Diego Castillo was positioned on the injured list, retroactive to Tuesday, due to proper groin tightness. Manager Kevin Cash was hopeful that the supreme-hander will likely be activated after 10 days. The Rays stuffed the placement by activating proper-hander Pete Fairbanks (proper rotator cuff stress). … 1B Randy Arozarena — who is in a 1 for 17 dawdle — got the evening off.
Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon was positioned on the injured list after fouling a ball of his left knee on Monday. … OF Justin Upton and C Max Stassi were now not within the lineup. Upton bruised his proper knee eventually of Tuesday’s game and Stassi was peaceable feeling the outcomes from falling into a railing shut to Tampa Bay’s dugout whereas attempting to preserve a foul ball. … P Félix Peña (proper hamstring stress) is ready to plan off the injured list nonetheless supervisor Joe Maddon said there isn’t a situation to attach him within the bullpen at the moment.
Los Angeles’ Andrew Heaney (1-2, 5.25 ERA) has 30 strikeouts in his last four starts, nonetheless the left-hander is 0-3 in four occupation starts in opposition to the Rays. RHP Collin McHugh (0-1, 10.13 ERA) will open for Tampa Bay
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