Tampa Bay 10, LA Angels 8

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 41086

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 2 0 10 10 0
LA Angels 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 66-54 32-27 34-27 W3
LA Angels 62-59 33-28 29-31 L3

Recap


Rays 10, Angels 8:
Carlos Pena hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning as visiting Tampa Bay erased an 8-0 deficit to stun reeling Los Angeles.

Ben Zobrist had a three-run double and Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer in Tampa Bay's seven-run fifth inning as the Rays won for the 11th time in the last 12 meetings with the Angels and for the 12th time in their last 14 contests at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay also increased its lead atop the American League wild-card standings to 1 1/2 games and moved to within five of the New York Yankees in the American League East.

Mike Trout had three hits, a homer and three RBIs while Albert Pujols hit a two-run blast for the Angels, who fell 3 1/2 games behind Baltimore for the final wild-card spot and dropped to 6-12 in August.

Pena, who is batting .193 this season, drove a 2-2 pitch from Kevin Jepsen (2-2) into the right field seats after Jeff Keppinger led off with a single.

Jake McGee (4-2) pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn the victory.

Fernando Rodney earned his major league-leading 38th save in 40 chances after striking out Erick Aybar and getting Maicer Izturis to ground out with runners on second and third in the ninth.

Trout led off with his 23rd homer and RBI singles by Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo put the Angels ahead 3-0 in the first.

Pujols' 27th homer of the season followed Trout's RBI single and Torii Hunter's run-scoring double to give Los Angeles a 7-0 lead in the second.

Trout added a run-scoring infield hit in the third.

Los Angeles starter C.J. Wilson extended his winless streak to 10 starts. Following four scoreless innings, he was pulled after yielding Longoria's two-run homer with two outs in the fifth. Wilson allowed five of his six hits and two of his three walks in the inning.

Zobrist's double made it 8-5 after Sam Fuld's RBI single and Desmond Jennings' bases-loaded walk started the uprising.

Jose Lobaton's sacrifice fly in the sixth tied it 8-8.

Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb had won his last three starts and yielded one run in each outing. He gave up eight runs and 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings Saturday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pujols is 5-for-5 against Cobb. ... Wilson hasn't won since June 26 in Baltimore. ... Tampa Bay RHP J.P. Howell pitched the sixth and extended his team-record scoreless streak to 23 2/3 innings. ... The Angels had 13 of their 15 hits in the first three innings. ... The top five in Los Angeles' order - Trout, Hunter, Pujols, Morales and Trumbo - were a combined 12-for-23 with eight RBIs and six runs scored. ... The Rays are 10-2 since Evan Longoria returned after missing 85 games with a hamstring injury. ... The Angels inducted the 2002 World Series champion team into its Hall of Fame prior to the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Alex Cobb Player C.J. Wilson
No Decision W/L No Decision
2.2 IP 4.2
1 Strikeouts 4
12 Hits 6
27.00 ERA 13.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Sam Fuld Player Mike Trout
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 2 18 .286 8 8 10 4 0 0
LA Angels 15 2 23 .366 19 7 8 3 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Angels have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .552 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rays have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .519 after a loss.