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Saunders still sharp
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Rays 2, Angels 0
Joe Saunders allowed one run on four hits over six innings. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Entering Saturday, Joe Saunders had yet to taste defeat, and he might well feel he did his part to avoid it against Scott Kazmir and the Rays. But as sharp as Saunders was against Tampa Bay, Kazmir was a little bit better against the Halos.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (22-16)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 2, LA Angels 0   TB
Tampa Bay (20-16)
Won 3
May 10, 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 3 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/10/08  |  Recap: LAA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rays stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF2010210.214
Aybar, SS-2B4010005.295
Guerrero, RF3010112.261
Hunter, DH4000015.289
Rivera, LF3000010.147
  b-Anderson, PH1000003.239
  Quinlan, 3B0000000.207
Napoli, C3000100.250
Kotchman, 1B4000011.315
Wood, 3B-SS4000021.154
Rodriguez, S, 2B1000100.182
  a-Willits, PH-LF0000100.455
Totals290306717 

a-Walked for Rodriguez, S in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Rivera in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar (7, Kazmir), Matthews (5, Kazmir).
TB: Matthews 2; Aybar 2; Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Aybar 2; Anderson 2.
GIDP: Hunter.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez, S-Kotchman).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4130011.241
Crawford, LF2110201.279
Upton, CF3000013.285
Pena, 1B1001200.208
Longoria, 3B4001023.218
Navarro, C3000002.333
Gomes, DH3000000.209
Hinske, RF3010010.265
  Gross, RF0000000.205
Bartlett, SS3020001.248
Totals262724511 

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (4, Oliver).
TB: Iwamura 3; Crawford; Hinske; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Longoria (14), Pena (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro.
S: Upton.
SF: Pena.
GIDP: Upton.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (10, 3rd base off Oliver/Napoli).
CS: Crawford (2, 2nd base by Saunders/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (L, 6-1)6.04114302.48
Oliver 1.23110103.06
O'Day 0.10000103.79
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (W, 1-1)6.03003602.70
Miller (H, 3)1.00000005.23
Wheeler (H, 8)1.00003001.35
Percival (S, 8)1.00000102.08

WP: Kazmir.
IBB: Guerrero (by Wheeler).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 101-60, Oliver 20-14, O'Day 5-3, Kazmir 108-70, Miller 10-8, Wheeler 22-9, Percival 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 9-5, Oliver 1-2, O'Day 0-0, Kazmir 5-7, Miller 1-2, Wheeler 2-1, Percival 1-1.
Batters faced: Saunders 24, Oliver 7, O'Day 1, Kazmir 23, Miller 3, Wheeler 6, Percival 3.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:44.
Att: 25,512.

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