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Rays 6, Angels 4
Juan Rivera (left) is congratulated by third-base coach Dino Ebel after Rivera's homer. (AP)
Jon Garland gave up five runs over six innings, putting his team in an early hole. The Angels tried to rally late, but wasted chances with runners in scoring position early came back to haunt the Halos, who fell short of a comeback.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (76-47)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 6, LA Angels 4   TB
Tampa Bay (76-48)
Won 2
August 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0   4 7 1
Tampa Bay
0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 X   6 13 1
Standings thru 8/18/08  |  Recap: LAA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rays stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .277
Aybar, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .282
Teixeira, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .296
Guerrero, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .287
Hunter, To, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .275
Anderson, G, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .289
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .313
Rivera, J, LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .243
Napoli, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .221
  a-Morales, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 33 4 7 4 3 7 13  

a-Flied out for Napoli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Anderson, G (20, Sonnanstine).
HR: Rivera, J (9, 3rd inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hunter, To; Kendrick, H; Guerrero 2; Anderson, G 2; Rivera, J 4; Aybar.
RBI: Rivera, J 2 (27), Anderson, G (68), Guerrero (74).
2-out RBI: Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J 2; Guerrero.
SF: Rivera, J.
GIDP: Rivera, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Guerrero (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Rivera, J (Upton, B at 2nd base).
DP: (Aybar-Kendrick, H-Teixeira).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .277
Upton, B, CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 .269
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .239
Floyd, C, DH 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 .266
Aybar, W, 3B 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 .246
Hinske, LF 3 1 2 2 0 1 2 .256
  Ruggiano, LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .294
Gross, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .229
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .266
Totals 34 6 13 5 2 3 16  

BATTING
HR: Hinske (19, 2nd inning off Garland, 1 on, 0 out), Floyd, C (9, 3rd inning off Garland, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett; Gross; Ruggiano; Upton, B 2; Floyd, C 5; Aybar, W 3; Hinske 5; Iwamura.
RBI: Hinske 2 (54), Floyd, C 2 (25), Gross (30).
2-out RBI: Floyd, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Upton, B.
SAC: Navarro, D.
GIDP: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (4, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garland (L, 11-8) 6.0 10 5 4 2 3 2 4.33
Loux, S 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.80
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 13-6) 5.1 5 3 3 2 3 1 4.37
Balfour (H, 8) 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.38
Bradford (H, 17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18
Miller, T (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.45
Hammel (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.11
Wheeler, D (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55

WP: Balfour.
HBP: Teixeira (by Sonnanstine), Floyd, C (by Loux, S).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 102-68, Loux, S 32-22, Sonnanstine 104-65, Balfour 28-18, Bradford 6-4, Miller, T 6-4, Hammel 8-4, Wheeler, D 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garland 9-3, Loux, S 4-0, Sonnanstine 8-3, Balfour 0-1, Bradford 1-0, Miller, T 0-0, Hammel 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-2.
Batters faced: Garland 29, Loux, S 9, Sonnanstine 25, Balfour 6, Bradford 1, Miller, T 1, Hammel 2, Wheeler, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-1, Bradford 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:05.
Att: 15,896.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 18, 2008
August 18, 2008

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