Eric Hinske follows through on his two-run homer. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
Eric Hinske hit a two-run home run in the second inning and Cliff Floyd followed with a two-run shot of his own in the third, giving the Rays an early lead they held on to despite the Angels' potent offense turning the game into a close contest.
BATTING HR: Hinske (19, 2nd inning off Garland, 1 on, 0 out), Floyd, C (9, 3rd inning off Garland, 1 on,
2 out). TB: Iwamura; Upton, B 2; Floyd, C 5; Aybar, W 3; Hinske 5; Ruggiano; Gross; Bartlett. RBI: Hinske
2 (54), Floyd, C 2 (25), Gross (30). 2-out RBI: Floyd, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Navarro 2; Upton, B. SAC: Navarro. GIDP: Aybar, W. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB:
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