An­gels 8, Tampa Bay 2

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike DiGio­vanna

KEY MO­MENT: The Rays trailed, 5-2, with one out in the sev­enth but brought the ty­ing run to the plate af­ter As­drubal Cabr­era sin­gled and Jake El­more walked, knock­ing An­gels starter Matt Shoe­maker out of the game. Fer­nando Salas struck out Nick Franklin and pinch-hit­ter Evan Lon­go­ria, the lat­ter with a high-and-tight, 92-mph fast­ball, to pre­serve the lead.

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels broke open the game with a three-run eighth that fea­tured five straight hits, sin­gles by Erick Ay­bar, Mike Trout and Al­bert Pu­jols, Kole Cal­houn’s two-run sin­gle and Tay­lor Feather­ston’s run-scor­ing dou­ble. Cal­houn was 0 for 20 against left-han­ders be­fore his RBI sin­gle in the sixth and two-run sin­gle in the eighth off Rays left-han­der Enny Romero. Pu­jols is hit­ting .395 (17 for 43) with eight homers and 13 RBIs in 11 games, rais­ing his av­er­age from .235 to .268.

ON THE MOUND: Shoe­maker gave up a two-run dou­ble to Joey But­ler in the sixth but es­caped fur­ther dam­age by get­ting David DeJe­sus to fly out and strik­ing out cleanup bat­ter Lo­gan Forsythe. “I got my­self into that sit­u­a­tion and they scored a cou­ple runs, but it was huge to get out of that,” Shoe­maker said. Jose Al­varez struck out two in a score­less eighth, and Cam Be­drosian threw a score­less ninth.

FREESE FRAME: Third base­man David Freese, who has felt his right ham­string “grab­bing a lit­tle lately,” was pulled in the sev­enth in­ning, but he does not ex­pect to go on the dis­abled list. “It’s some­thing I’m man­ag­ing,” Freese said. “We’ll see how it is [Wed­nes­day]. I wouldn’t even say it’s hurt, but I just felt it a lit­tle more tonight, so I came out.” The An­gels could call up third base­man Kyle Ku­b­itza or in­fielder Josh Rut­ledge for cov­er­age if Freese is out for a few days.

DRAFT UP­DATE: Pep­per­dine sec­ond base­man Hut­ton Moyer, the son of for­mer ma­jor league pitcher Jamie Moyer, was among eight play­ers, three with South­ern Cal­i­for­nia ties, the An­gels picked on the sec­ond day of the draft. Moyer was taken in the sev­enth round. The An­gels also picked Loyola Mary­mount short­stop David Fletcher (sixth round) and Cal Bap­tist right-han­der Adam Ho­facket (10th round).

UP NEXT: Right-han­der Jered Weaver (4-5, 4.60 ERA) will op­pose Tampa Bay right-han­der Erasmo Ramirez (4-2, 5.10) at Trop­i­cana Field on Wed­nes­day at 4 p.m. PDT. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

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MIKE TROUT slides into home to score on a sin­gle by Kole Cal­houn in the sixth in­ning of the An­gels’ win over the Rays.

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