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David Price pitched a five-hitter for his second career shutout, Tampa Bay homered four times, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Price (3-1) gave up all singles in his first shutout since a four-hitter against Toronto on April 25, 2010. His only other complete game came July 2, 2010, against Minnesota.
Desmond Jennings, Luke Scott, B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena hit solo homers off Angels starter Ervin Santana (0-4), who has given up at least two home runs in each of his first four starts this season - a total of 10 overall. Don Sutton, in 1986, is the only other Angels pitcher to allow multiple homers in his first four starts, according to Stats LLC.
Albert Pujols went 0 for 4 and is hitless in 16 at-bats. The Los Angeles slugger has not homered in 17 games this year, a stretch of 69 at-bats.
Santana gave up five runs and eight hits over five-plus innings.
Price allowed just one baserunner - a leadoff walk in the fourth to Erick Aybar - through four in...
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Tune into Sun Sports at 12:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Los Angeles Angels.
As the Tampa Rays begin to heat up, the Los Angeles Angels continue to struggle.
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Come on now, come on guys. Seriously, there's no way this is happening for real guys. No way Santana goes and gives up 4 home runs in 5 innings to add to his terrible losing streak which has now extended to four games. His ERA is so horribly ugly that's I intentionally won't write it just to save you from the horrors that would be sure to come if you laid your eyes on...
The Tampa Bay Rays appear close to reaching a deal to sign free agent Hideki Matsui, according to multiple sources. The 37-year-old last played with the Oakland Athletics in 2011, batting .251 with 12 home runs and 78 RBIs.
At this point in his career, Matsui is primarily a designated hitter, as his knees make his defense even less suspect. Matsui is expected to sign...
The Tampa Bay Rays would like to bolster their depth at designated hitter and in the outfield and have had discussions with free agent Hideki Matsui.
If signed, Matsui likely would receive a minor league contract and be sent to extended spring training before reporting to Triple-A Durham.
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After an unexpected week off, the Angels player power rankings are back. As you might expect, there was a lot of movement in the rankings thought the top spots remain locked in with no sign of changing anytime soon.
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The April 24th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Coming into the 2012 season, the Los Angeles Angels were the most hyped team in baseball following the signings of Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. After 18 games, the Angels are in the basement of the AL West with a 6-12 record. Only the pathetic Twins and Royals have worse records in the AL. Their -10 run differential is fourth worst in the AL, behind the aforementioned Twins and Royals...
While the Los Angeles Angels have struggled across the board in the early going, the bullpen may be the club's biggest long-term issue. Coming into Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, Angels relievers had a cumulative 5.08 earned-run average.
Jack Curry of the YES Network is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays are signing Hideki Matsui to a minor league deal. Last season, Matsui played for the A's, and he had his worst season yet in America. Matsui had a .696 OPS and homered just 12 times in 141 games.
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While the Los Angeles Angels had a mostly successful weekend, it was a miserable three days at the plate for Albert Pujols.
The slugger will try again to get on track when the Angels open a three-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
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