An­gels 7, Tampa Bay 3

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Mike DiGio­vanna

KEY MO­MENT: Rays starter Alex Colome fooled Mike Trout badly in the third in­ning with an 0-and-1 break­ing ball in the dirt that the An­gels star couldn’t check his swing on. But in­stead of bury­ing an 0-2 pitch in the dirt or go­ing up­stairs with a fast­ball, Colome hung a belt-high slider over the mid­dle that Trout pounced on, driv­ing it over the left-cen­ter field wall for a three-run home run — his 13th of the sea­son — to give the An­gels a 4-1 lead. It was the fourth time this sea­son Trout has home­red on an 0-2 count.

AT THE PLATE: Third base­man David Freese is bat­ting .237 with a .288 on-base per­cent­age, but he hit his ninth homer of the sea­son in the sec­ond in­ning Mon­day night — he hit his ninth homer of 2014 on Sept. 15 — and he has 29 runs bat­ted in, one be­hind team leader Trout. “He’s swing­ing the bat way bet­ter than his num­bers,” Manager Mike Scios­cia said. Johnny Gi­avotella had two hits, scored a run and dropped a sac­ri­fice bunt. The sec­ond base­man has 12 hits in his last 28 at-bats in nine games.

ON THE MOUND: With two outs and no one on in the third in­ning, An­gels starter Gar­rett Richards gave up a dou­ble to Kevin Kier­maier, an RBI sin­gle to Joey But­ler and a sin­gle to Evan Lon­go­ria. With two outs in the fourth, Richards gave up a two-run homer to Nick Franklin. But Richards re­tired the side in or­der in the fifth and sixth and held on for the win.

ROS­TER MOVES: The An­gels re­turned to a tra­di­tional 12-man pitch­ing staff Mon­day, call­ing up left-han­der Edgar Ibarra from triple-A and send­ing out­fielder Al­fredo Marte to Salt Lake. To clear a 40-man ros­ter spot for Ibarra, triple-A out­fielder Gary Brown was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment. Ibarra, who is from the same home­town — Va­len­cia, Venezuela — as catcher Car­los Perez, went 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 games at Salt Lake.

RE­HAB RE­PORT: Re­liever Mike Morin, who suf­fered a left rib-cage strain on May 23, said he’s “pro­gress­ing well” but is about a week away from pick­ing up a ball and at least two or three weeks away from re­turn­ing.

UP NEXT: Left-han­der C.J. Wil­son (3-3, 3.18 ERA) will op­pose Tampa Bay right-han­der Chris Archer (5-4, 2.12 ERA) at An­gel Sta­dium at 7 p.m. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

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