LA Angels 3, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 27, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 40136

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
LA Angels 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 51-49 28-25 23-24 L2
LA Angels 55-45 30-20 25-25 W2

Recap


Angels 3, Rays 1: Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and Dan Haren worked six strong innings as host Los Angeles ended its six-game losing streak against Tampa Bay.

Torii Hunter and Bobby Wilson had two hits apiece for the Angels, who improved to 5-2 on their nine-game homestand and climbed within four games of American League West-leading Texas.

Pujols, who missed Los Angeles' last game after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch on Tuesday, followed two-out singles in the third inning by Mike Trout and Hunter with a hard liner to left field. A diving Sam Fuld had the ball go off his glove, allowing Trout and Hunter to score for a 2-1 lead.

Mark Trumbo proceeded to double the advantage with a single that plated Pujols, who is hitting .395 (17-for-43) with 11 RBIs over his last 11 games.

Haren (8-8) delivered his second straight impressive start after a stint on the disabled list, allowing one run and five hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Haren improved to 7-3 lifetime against Tampa Bay.

Kevin Jepsen and Scott Downs each tossed a scoreless inning before Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities.

Alex Cobb (4-8) yielded three runs and eight hits over seven frames but lost for the fifth time in six starts.

Jeff Keppinger fell a triple shy of the cycle for the Rays, who collected only six hits and are 2-2 on their nine-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Angels added to their already-impressive starting rotation by acquiring RHP Zack Greinke from Milwaukee for SS Jean Segura and two minor-leaguers. Greinke, who could make his Angels debut on Sunday, went 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts with the Brewers. ... Tampa Bay sold the rights to 1B Brandon Allen to Fukuoka of the Japanese Central League. Allen went 2-for-13 (.154) with a home run and three RBIs in seven games with the Rays after being claimed off waivers from Oakland, where he was 0-for-7 in three contests. ... The Angels activated OF Vernon Wells from the 60-day DL, placed SS Erick Aybar (toe) on the 15-day DL and recalled 3B Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake. Wells had been sidelined since May 21 with a broken right thumb.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Alex Cobb Player Dan Haren
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 5
3.86 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Jeff Keppinger Player Albert Pujols
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 1 12 .182 12 9 1 1 1 0
LA Angels 9 0 10 .300 8 5 3 0 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Angels have a W/L % of .509 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rays have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .500 after a loss.