Tampa Bay 8, LA Angels 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:35 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 36789

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 11 1
LA Angels 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 67-54 32-27 35-27 W4
LA Angels 62-60 33-29 29-31 L4

Recap

Rays 8, Angels 3: Matt Moore extended his personal winning streak to four games with another solid outing as visiting Tampa Bay completed a four-game sweep.

Matt Joyce, Ryan Roberts and Carlos Pena drove in two runs apiece for the American League wild card-leading Rays, who completed an 8-2 road trip with their 12th win in 13 meetings with the Angels. Tampa Bay went 9-1 against Los Angeles this season.

Moore (10-7) held Los Angeles to two runs and five hits over 6 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old, who walked two and struck out five, has yielded two runs or less in each of his last seven starts.

Tampa Bay gave Moore the lead with a four-run second inning that was capped by Joyce's two-run single. Roberts followed a leadoff single by Evan Longoria in the fifth with his eighth homer of the season and second as a Ray, and Pena delivered a two-run double in the ninth as Tampa Bay posted its 13th triumph in 15 visits to Angel Stadium.

Zack Greinke (1-2) struggled again, surrendering six runs and seven hits in six innings. The former AL Cy Young Award winner, who walked four and struck out eight, has given up 20 runs in 25 frames over his last four starts.

Rookie Mike Trout and Albert Pujols belted solo home runs for the Angels, who have lost seven of nine.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 37 runs scored by Tampa Bay over the four games is a franchise record for most in a series. ... Both of Greinke's losses with Los Angeles have come against the Rays. ... The Angels activated RHP Jordan Walden from the disabled list and optioned LHP Hisanori Takahashi to Triple-A Salt Lake. Walden allowed one hit while striking out three in a scoreless inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Matt Moore Player Zack Greinke
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 7
2.84 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Ryan Roberts Player Erick Aybar
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 11 1 16 .306 18 13 8 5 3 1
LA Angels 7 2 14 .212 11 5 3 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Angels have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .582 after a win and .519 after a loss.