Shane McClanahan and Luis Patino combined to limit the Los Angeles Angels to four hits through seven innings, Austin Meadows homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays rolled to an 8-3 victory Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif.
The Rays also profited from four Angels errors that led to three runs.
Meadows homered in consecutive innings (the eighth and seventh ) off the same Angels reliever (Ben Rowen). He also drove in a run with a groundout and totaled five RBIs in the game.
The Angels scored on a Mike Trout homer, his eighth of the year, in the sixth inning and Jose Iglesias’ two-run single in the eighth.
McClanahan got the start and threw four scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and 2 walks while striking out five. Patino (1-0) took it from there, and went three innings, allowing the Trout homer and nothing else.
Angels starter Alex Cobb was murdered by his defense in the first inning, after he retired the first two batters. Errors on consecutive plays by shortstop Jose Iglesias and second baseman David Fletcher led to an unearned run for Tampa Bay and a 1-0 lead.
Cobb maintained the Rays from scoring until the fifth, but his defense played a part in it.
Randy Arozarena led off with a single, stole second and took third on catcher Max Stassi’s throwing error. Arozarena then scored on a groundout by Meadows to get a 2-0 Tampa Bay lead.
Cobb (1-2) got throughout the five innings, allowing 2 unearned runs and 2 strikes, but desired 99 pitches to arrive and has been completed.
Kevin Kiermaier had a two-run double off Alex Claudio in the first time and Meadows added a solo homer off Rowen in the seventh. He had a three-run homer away Rowen in the eighth.
The Angels had six hits in all, and went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
–Field Level Media