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Early lead holds up
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Rays 6, Angels 4
Eric Hinske follows through on his two-run homer. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
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.
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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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