Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jerome Williams struck out seven in 6 1/3
innings and all nine batters in the lineup recorded at least one hit as the LA
Angels of Anaheim took the finale of a four-game set from the Tampa Bay
Williams (6-10) allowed both runs on six hits while walking a pair to earn his
first victory since June 12. The Angels have won 10 of their last 13 overall.
Josh Hamilton and Luis Jimenez each clubbed a pair of hits and scored twice
while Collin Cowgill drove in three in the win.
David Price (8-7), who had given up just one run in his last 23 innings
against the Angels, was reached for six runs on 11 hits over seven innings.
Price pitched out of a jam in the first inning after putting runners on the
corners with no outs, but failed to keep LA off the board in the second.
Singles by Hamilton, Jimenez and Grant Green loaded the bases for Cowgill, who
cleared the bags with a double to the wall in left-center.
Tampa Bay got two back in the third on James Loney's RBI-double to right,
plating David DeJesus and Ben Zobrist.
The Angels pushed three more runs across in the bottom of the third to take a
6-2 lead. Mark Trumbo began the surge with a double to left-center, and
Hamilton followed with an RBI-single to center. Jimenez doubled Hamilton to
third and Kole Calhoun scored him with a single to right before Green grounded
into a fielder's choice, allowing Jimenez to score.
Williams put two on in the fourth but got Matt Joyce to pop out to third and
Loney ended the inning by grounding into a fielder's choice.
Buddy Boshers, Michael Kohn and Ernesto Frieri combined for 2 2/3 hitless
innings of relief.
Prior to the game, former Angel Bobby Knoop was inducted into the Angels Hall
of Fame ... LA has taken four of seven from Tampa Bay this season ... Angels
outfielder Mike Trout has now walked 37 times in his last 35 games, best in
the majors over that span ... Zobrist had two of Tampa's six hits.
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