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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Carlos Pena delivered a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Evan Longoria also hit a two-run shot and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame an eight-run deficit to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-8 on Saturday night.
Jake McGee (4-2) earned the win with a perfect seventh and Fernando Rodney got three outs for his major league-leading 38th save. The Rays, held to one hit over the first four innings by C.J. Wilson, rallied from an 8-0 hole with seven runs in the fifth against the All-Star left-hander.
Rodney ended the game by striking out Erick Aybar and retiring pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis on a grounder with runners at second and third.
Tampa Bay tied it in the sixth with an unearned run against Jason Isringhausen after Ryan Roberts doubled, advanced on a passed ball by Chris Iannetta and scored on Jose Lobaton's sacrifice fly. Pena, batting for Sean Rodriguez, hit his 16th homer into the lower seats in the right-field corner on a 2-2 pitch from K...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Angels have been losing too many games they shouldn't have lately. And it doesn't get much worse than what Tampa Bay did to them Saturday night.
C.J. Wilson couldn't protect an eight-run lead, giving back seven of them in one inning, and Kevin Jepsen allowed a tiebreaking, two-run homer to pinch-hitter Carlos Pena in the eighth as the Angels absorbed...
One of the simple things that Major League Baseball players have to remember is that they need to touch first base on a hit. During Saturday's Angels/Rays affair, Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton hit a long drive that clearly looked like it was going to be a double. However, Upton forgot the rule in the intro and had to settle for one long single: Your browser does not support iframes.
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Ever since they were called up to the big leagues on the same day in April, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have been linked. And while both players have garnered their fair share of media attention, Trout's production has far surpassed that of the 19-year-old Harper. Trout leads the American League in batting average and steals and ranks in the top three in on-base and slugging...
The August 20th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Haren to have his next start pushed back, Downs and Walden return from the DL, wondering if Scioscia could be on the hot seat and much more...
The Story: The Angels will push Dan Haren's next start back.
The Monkey Says: The official party line is that his back is fine but his...
Eight walks sounds bad, but there are plenty of positives to be found in Scott Kazmir’s last start.
Kazmir was facing the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for the second time since beginning his comeback.
The first time they roughed him up for six runs on six hits in just one inning. This time around was a different story, however, the numbers don’t do it justice.
The Los Angeles Angels now have two low points to define their slide out of contention in August. On August 1, they blew ninth- and 10th-inning leads at Rangers Ballpark, coming within two outs of cutting the Texas Rangers' lead in the AL West to two games only to collapse. They lost nine of 12 games starting with that crushing defeat. A series win over the Indians made it...
And so it begins.
No, not the end of the Angels season. I'm still foolishly holding out hope that they can somehow find their way back into the Wild Card race. Rather, I'm referring to Great Angels TV Boycott of 2012.
Well, technically speaking, it started before the game when I decided that I just couldn't stomach watching another epic Angels failure. ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels brought back their past Saturday night, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Their current team is struggling. The season is slowly beginning to slip away. So why not honor the 2002 World Series champions and see if something rubs off?
On the 10-year anniversary of their first and only title, the Angels brought back 27 players and coaches...
I'm sure it was an honest mistake.
Pinch-hitter Carlos Pena delivered a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Evan Longoria also hit a two-run shot and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame an eight-run deficit to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-8 on Saturday night.
Jake McGee (4-2) earned the win with a perfect seventh and Fernando Rodney got three outs for his major league-leading 38th save. The Rays, held to one hit over...
The Weekend Takeaway
When Jerry DiPoto made the biggest splash of the trade deadline, reeling in Zack Greinke from the Brewers, it seemed that the first-year general manager had positioned the Angels to threaten the Rangers for the American League West crown and to pose a formidable challenge to any junior circuit postseason foe. Armed with the best position player of the past decade...
(AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays don't currently look like the team that was scuffling to score runs back in June when they were swept by the Kansas City Royals.
The surging Rays put up some eye-popping offensive numbers against a fellow contender and will look for some revenge against the Royals on Monday night to start a three-game home set.
Tampa Bay (67-54) holds the AL's...