Tampa Bay 6, An­gels 5 (10 in­nings)

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - Bill Shaikin

KEY MO­MENT: Af­ter the An­gels ral­lied to tie the score in the ninth in­ning, they de­ployed closer Hus­ton Street for the 10th. The first bat­ter he faced, Kevin Kier­maier, hit a home run. The An­gels, try­ing to win for the first time this sea­son when trail­ing af­ter eight in­nings, dropped to 0-22 in that sit­u­a­tion.

AT THE PLATE: Johnny Gi­avotella hit a two-run home run for the An­gels. Gi­avotella, the An­gels’ No. 9 bat­ter, has two home runs, 19 runs bat­ted in and a $516,000 salary. Robinson Cano, his sec­ond base coun­ter­part with the Seat­tle Mariners, has two home runs, 17 RBIs and a $24- mil­lion salary. … Mike Trout hit his 14th home run, tied with team­mate Al­bert Pu­jols for fourth in the Amer­i­can League be­hind Nel­son Cruz, Josh Don­ald­son and Mark Teix­eira. … Pu­jols sin­gled home the An­gels’ first run. His 1,631 RBIs put him five be­hind Ernie Banks for 29th on the all-time list.

ON THE MOUND: An­gels starter Hec­tor San­ti­ago took a 4-0 lead into the sixth in­ning and gave up five runs within five bat­ters. San­ti­ago lasted five-plus in­nings, tied for his short­est start of the sea­son and end­ing at five a string of con­sec­u­tive qual­ity starts.

NO TRUMBO: The An­gels did not en­gage in se­ri­ous trade talks to bring back slug­ger Mark Trumbo, who was traded Wed­nes­day from the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs to the Mariners. They would like to up­grade in left field, but they would pre­fer a left-handed hit­ter to bal­ance Mike Trout and Al­bert Pu­jols in their lineup. If an im­pact right-handed bat be­comes avail­able, they would con­sider that too, but they thought it was too early to trade from their lim­ited prospect base be­fore see­ing whether a bet­ter fit might be avail­able at a later date. Trumbo is bat­ting .259 with nine home runs and a .506 slug­ging per­cent­age, sixth among Na­tional League out­field­ers be­hind Bryce Harper of the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als, Joc Ped­er­son and An­dre Ethier of the Dodgers, Justin Up­ton of the San Diego Padres and Gian­carlo Stan­ton of the Mi­ami Mar­lins. An­gels left field­ers be­gan play Wed­nes­day bat­ting .191, with four home runs and a .315 slug­ging per­cent­age.

EX­TRA BASES: The An­gels moved Matt Shoe­maker to the bullpen for about a week, Man­ager Mike Scios­cia said. With days off Thurs­day and Monday, the An­gels pre­ferred not to use one of their top starters on six days’ rest. Jered Weaver will start Fri­day’s se­ries opener in New York, fol­lowed by Gar­rett Richards on Satur­day and C.J. Wil­son on Sun­day. Shoe­maker’s 5.08 earned-run av­er­age is the high­est of any AL West starter be­sides the Mariners’ Tai­juan Walker. … With the Ducks elim­i­nated from the Stan­ley Cup play­offs, goalie Fred­erik An­der­sen and winger Pat Ma­roon took bat­ting prac­tice with the An­gels. Mike Trout, coach­ing from be­hind the bat­ting cage, told Ma­roon: “Like a slap shot.” Trout de­liv­ered a dry as­sess­ment of An­der­sen and Ma­roon’s per­for­mance. “I think they’ll be all right,” Trout dead­panned, “in hockey.” How­ever, he added: “I’m sure I’d look like that in a hockey rink.”

UP NEXT: The An­gels are off Thurs­day. On Fri­day, Weaver (4-4, 4.08 ERA) faces the New York Yan­kees’ Nathan Eo­valdi (4-1, 4.40) at 4 p.m. PDT at Yan­kee Sta­dium. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1330. —

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