ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit two homers and drove in a profession-high 5 runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays capitalized on the Los Angeles Angels’ fielding ineptitude for an 8-3 victory Tuesday evening.
Kevin Kiermaier added a two-proceed double for the defending AL champions, who moved succor above .500 with their third straight grab. Tampa Bay’s first four runs possess been abetted by the Angels’ first three errors in a four-error efficiency by the majors’ worst fielding team.
Meadows then hit a solo homer within the seventh inning and a 3-proceed shot within the eighth for his 2d profession multi-homer sport, his first since April 2019.
Mike Trout hit his eighth homer and José Iglesias drove in two unhurried runs for the Angels, who possess misplaced three in a row and 9 of 13 to fall two video games below .500 for the first time this season.
Shane McClanahan pitched four scoreless innings of two-hit ball for Tampa Bay in his 2d foremost league open, throwing fully 63 pitches forward of Luis Patino (1-0) came on for the fifth. McClanahan’s 100-mph stuff modified into once restful popping, nonetheless the Rays possess allowed him to stream fully four innings in each of his first two starts.
Tampa Bay scored two early unearned runs ensuing from a couple of errors by the Angels, who possess committed 29 errors this season in correct 28 video games.
Alex Cobb (1-2) struck out eight whereas yielding two hits and 5 walks over 5 innings against his outdated skool team, nonetheless left trailing 2-0 ensuing from the Halos’ leaky protection.
Manuel Margot reached on Iglesias’ error within the first inning and scored from first when David Fletcher booted Brandon Lowe’s groundball single in shallow correct field.
Within the fourth, Randy Arozarena singled, stole 2d, evolved on catcher Max Stassi’s wild throw and scored on Meadows’ groundout.
Kiermaier’s unhurried-bouncing grounder within the sixth come what may well perhaps well obtained between two Angels within the drawn-in infield. Kiermaier then hustled to 2d when correct fielder Jared Walsh modified into once unhurried to throw succor to the infield.
Trout connected for a high-arching solo shot off Patino within the sixth, nonetheless Meadows homered leading off the seventh for the Rays.
Iglesias delivered a two-proceed single for Los Angeles within the eighth.
AL MOVES UP
Albert Pujols singled within the seventh for his 3,253rd profession hit, breaking his tie with Nap Lajoie for 13th tell in baseball historical past. Pujols is two hits within the succor of Eddie Murray for 12th.
Cobb spent his first six foremost league seasons with Tampa Bay, pitching for most modern Angels manager Joe Maddon. About a months after Cobb left for Baltimore in 2018, the Rays drafted McClanahan with a compensatory grab — 31st general — created by Cobb’s departure.
Rays: RHP Michael Wacha went on the 10-day injured list with correct hamstring tightness. The Rays activated RHP Collin McHugh, who modified into once out with a succor strain.
Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon sat out after bruising his knee with a scandalous ball Monday evening. … LF Justin Upton left forward of the sixth inning with a bruised knee, furthermore after fouling a ball off his leg within the fourth.
Rays: Andrew Kittredge (3-0, 1.54 ERA) will develop his 2d open of the season Wednesday for Tampa Bay.
Angels: Shohei Ohtani (1-0, 3.29 ERA) makes his fourth mound open of the season after a two-day prolong due to he obtained hit on the ideal elbow by a fastball in Seattle final Sunday. The two-plot star is furthermore anticipated to hit against the Rays.
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