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W:J.Hellickson(11-8) L:J.Weaver(9-8) S:F.Rodney (32)
HR: TAM- W.Myers 2 (11) ANA- C.Iannetta (8)
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American League Game Summary - Tampa Bay at LA Angels of Anaheim



(Wednesday, September 4th)

Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 1

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Wil Myers broke out of his slump Wednesday with three hits, two home runs and three RBI as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-1, at Angel Stadium.

Myers' power, coupled with a solid start from the struggling Jeremy Hellickson, helped the Rays win back-to-back games for the first time since Aug. 23-24.

Tampa Bay still holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees for the AL's second wild card spot.

Hellickson (11-8) scattered four hits and two walks over 5 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his first win since July 26. The right-hander had been in the minors for a week to work on his mechanics after pitching to a 9.00 ERA over a six-start stretch.

Chris Iannetta smacked a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning, but that was the only damage done by an Angels offense that went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Jered Weaver (9-8) served up both of Myers' home runs and was charged with three runs and six hits in seven innings of work.

"Jered threw a lot of pitches early...and he couldn't get (past) the seventh," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

Myers had his average dip from .324 at the beginning of August to .283 coming into the third installment of this four-game set.

The highly-touted rookie had not homered since Aug. 14 but quickly changed that in the second inning when he hammered a first-pitch fastball into the rocks beyond the center field wall for a 1-0 Rays lead.

Weaver settled in from there but had no offensive help while he was on the hill. He made two more mistakes in the seventh, walking Desmond Jennings with one out and grooving a slider that Myers clobbered over the wall in left.

"The only way to get out of a slump is to keep hitting. I was able to get a couple of pitches to hit," Myers said.

Jake McGee shook off Iannetta's leadoff homer in the seventh, Joel Peralta tossed a scoreless eighth and Fernando Rodney retired the side in order in the ninth to post his 32nd save.

Game Notes

Myers also homered twice against the Yankees on July 28 ... Weaver was trying to reach the 10-win mark for the eighth straight season ... Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun, who had an RBI in eight straight games with an at-bat, went 1- for-3 ... The Angels have dropped 11 of their last 13 home games.

09/05 01:48:39 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR