Jerome Williams got back into the win column for the first time in more than 2 1-2 months. The fact that he beat reigning AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and the contending Tampa Bay Rays made it that much sweeter.
Collin Cowgill hit a three-run double, one of 11 hits the Los Angeles Angels had against Price through his first 2 1-3 innings, and Williams ended a streak of eight straight losing decisions in a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday night.
''I thought our guys did a great job in some situation hitting with guys on base against a tough pitcher,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''David Price is as tough of a left-handed pitcher as you're going to face, but our left-handed hitters hung in there. We had great at-bats tonight, and David Price had to work for every out.''
Williams (6-10) allowed two runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings, struck out seven and walked two as the Angels earned a split of the four-game series. The right-hander was winless in his previous...