Jason Vargas struggled with his command, and Matt Moore took care of the rest.
Vargas was knocked out in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels were shut down by Moore in a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
''It just makes it a little more difficult when you're not able to be down effectively with your fastball and I just wasn't able to put anybody away,'' Vargas said. ''It was just the inability to get the ball down late in the count and make quality pitches that got me today.''
Vargas was charged with five runs and 10 hits in four-plus innings. The Angels' No. 3 starter, who missed almost two months because of a blood clot under his armpit, is 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA in five starts since coming off the DL.
Moore (15-3) won his seventh straight decision in his return from the disabled list, yielding an unearned run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings as the Rays snapped a five-game losing streak and remained 5 1/2 games behind AL East-leading Boston. The All-Star, wh...