Tampa Bay 6, An­gels 1

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Bill Shaikin

KEY MO­MENT: Tampa Bay right-han­der Chris Archer took the mound with a 2-0 lead — on a two-run home run from Lo­gan Forsythe — and that was pretty much the game. Archer gave up a lead­off sin­gle, then struck out six of the next seven bat­ters. He worked eight innings, giv­ing up six hits and no walks — and his 15 strike­outs tied the club record set by James Shields. Archer low­ered his earned-run av­er­age to 2.01, third in the Amer­i­can League, and he be­came the first Tampa Bay pitcher to strike out at least 12 in con­sec­u­tive out­ings. Archer passed Corey Klu­ber of the Cleve­land In­di­ans for the ma­jor league strike­out lead.

AT THE PLATE: Al­bert Pu­jols home­red for the An­gels’ only run. For Pu­jols, that was six home runs in six days, 14 for the sea­son and 534 for his ca­reer, tied with Jim­mie Foxx for 17th on the all-time list. … Erick Ay­bar sin­gled and dou­bled, ex­tend­ing his hit­ting streak to 10 games.

ON THE MOUND: C.J. Wil­son (3-4) gave up three walks, four hits and five runs in six innings. He has made 11 starts this sea­son but has yet to win con­sec­u­tive starts. … Left-han­der Edgar Ibarra made his ma­jor league de­but and worked two hit­less innings, strik­ing out two. Ibarra, 26, had made 270 mi­nor league ap­pear­ances over 10 sea­sons.

EX­TRA BASES: The An­gels gave out Kole Cal­houn vi­sors, with a thatch of red hair at­tached to the top of a vi­sor in honor of the red-headed right fielder. Manager Mike Scios­cia, asked what the chance was of him wear­ing the vi­sor on the beach this sum­mer, said: “The same ex­act per­cent­age chance of me be­ing on the beach.”

UP NEXT: Hec­tor San­ti­ago (4-3, 2.18) faces the Rays’ Nathan Karns (3-2, 3.32) on Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. at An­gel Sta­dium. TV: FS West. Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

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