Tampa Bay 3, LA Angels 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 41232

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 52-49 28-25 24-24 W1
LA Angels 55-46 30-21 25-25 L1

Recap


Rays 3, Angels 0: Matt Moore combined with three relievers on a five-hit shutout while Ben Zobrist homered and drove in two runs as visiting Tampa Bay managed only four hits but improved to 3-2 on its nine-game road trip.

Moore (7-7) limited Los Angeles to three singles and a double over 6 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts en route to his sixth win in eight decisions. Jake McGee and Joel Peralta bridged the gap to Fernando Rodney, who worked a perfect ninth for his 29th save in 30 opportunities.

Zobrist provided all the offense the Rays needed, lifting a sacrifice fly in the first inning before belting a two-out solo home run in the third. In between, Sean Rodriguez manufactured Tampa Bay's second run as he drew a leadoff walk in the second frame, stole second base, went to third on a throwing error by Angels catcher Bobby Wilson and scored when shortstop Maicer Izturis muffed a pop-up by Matt Joyce.

The Angels' best chance to score came in the fifth, when Moore's second pitch to Mark Trumbo with a runner on third and two outs got away from Jose Molina. But Tampa Bay's catcher received a good bounce off the backstop and fired the ball to Moore, whose sweep tag got Bobby Wilson just before he touched the plate.

C.J. Wilson (9-7) yielded three runs - two earned - and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander, who walked three and struck out seven, fell to 0-3 over his last seven starts.

Torii Hunter recorded two of the five hits by the Angels, who are 5-3 on their nine-game homestand.

GAME NOTEBOOK: 3B Ryan Roberts' miscue on Mike Trout's grounder in the fifth inning ended Tampa Bay's errorless streak at six games, which was four shy of the club record. ... One day after activating OF Vernon Wells from the 60-day disabled list, the Angels activated C Chris Iannetta, who has not played since May 8 because of right wrist surgery and a strained forearm. Wells, who had been sidelined since May 21 with a broken right thumb, started in left field and went 0-for-4. ... Iannetta is expected to catch RHP Zack Greinke's debut with the Angels on Sunday. Greinke was acquired from Milwaukee on Friday.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Matt Moore Player C.J. Wilson
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
B.J. Upton Player Torii Hunter
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 4 1 8 .133 7 9 2 3 3 1
LA Angels 5 0 6 .156 19 11 0 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Angels have a W/L % of .500 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 .510 after a loss.