Tampa Bay 6, Angels 5 (10 innings)
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. —