After being victimized by the Mariners' Felix Hernandez four days earlier in his perfect game, the Tampa Bay Rays responded perfectly in Anaheim.
They did it by taking four-of-four from the Angels for the first time ever sparked by an offensive explosion that accounted for a club-record 37 runs in a series, a wild Saturday night comeback that wiped out an 8-0 deficit, and a dominant 8-3 triumph Sunday to complete their road trip with eight victories in 10 games.
Nobody could have seen this one coming: from sweep-less in Seattle to California Dreamin'.
And Sunday night, they were flying high literally on their way home from the West Coast, fueled by 11 wins in their last 13 games, a season-best mark of 13 games over .500 (67-54), sweeps in three of their last four series and a one-game lead as the No. 1 wild card seed.
It was as close to a perfect response as the Rays could have mustered on the heels of being historically humbled last Wednesday by Mariners' ace Felix...