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Rays 2, Angels 0
Sean Rodriguez completes a double play in the third inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Jon Garland had his best stuff in the series opener in St. Petersburg, throwing eight scoreless innings and allowing just four hits, going zero for zero with Tampa Bay starter James Shields. But reliever Justin Speier couldn't hold off the Rays, allowing a leadoff hit in the ninth and then a two-run homer to Evan Longoria.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (22-15)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 2, LA Angels 0   TB
Tampa Bay (19-16)
Won 2
May 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/9/08  |  Recap: LAA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rays stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, RF4000011.210
Aybar, SS1000000.297
  1-Quinlan, PR-3B1000000.207
Guerrero, DH3000001.260
Anderson, LF3000010.241
Hunter, CF3000020.298
Kotchman, 1B3000010.325
Napoli, C3000010.261
Wood, 3B-SS3010010.182
Rodriguez, S, 2B3000011.190
Totals27010083 


1-Ran for Aybar in the 4th.

BATTING
TB: Wood.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews.
GIDP: Guerrero.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Aybar-Rodriguez, S-Kotchman, Rodriguez, S-Kotchman).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010001.227
Crawford, LF4000002.276
Upton, CF3110110.292
Pena, 1B4020002.210
Longoria, 3B3112101.229
Hinske, DH3000003.263
Navarro, C3000001.350
Gross, RF2010100.205
  1-Haynes, PR-RF0000000.227
Bartlett, SS3000012.237
Totals292623212 


1-Ran for Gross in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gross (4, Garland).
HR: Longoria (4, 9th inning off Speier, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura; Upton; Pena 2; Longoria 4; Gross 2.
RBI: Longoria 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford.
GIDP: Bartlett; Hinske.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland 8.04003204.30
Speier (L, 0-2)0.12220014.30
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 4-2)9.01000803.14

HBP: Aybar (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 119-72, Speier 11-7, Shields 92-61.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garland 14-8, Speier 1-0, Shields 9-10.
Batters faced: Garland 29, Speier 3, Shields 28.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:13.
Att: 12,039.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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