Angels hammer hitless Tampa Bay

by Gary Shelton on April 9, 2024

in general

Tuesday, 4 a.m.

They are a generous bunch, these Tampa Bay Rays. It’s early in the season, but already, the team is giving the American League East a head start.

The Rays were blasted, 7-1, by the Anaheim Angels to fall to 5-6, tied for last place in the AL East. They didn’t pitch, they didn’t hit, they didn’t win — a familiar mantra so far the season.

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The Angels had 14 hits and scored in five innings of their eight at-bats. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Tyler Anderson pitched into the seventh and gave up just four hits. The Rays had three hits in the ninth inning to finish with eight for the night.

The Rays' only run scored on a double play in the ninth inning.

Rays starter Zack Eflin went five innings and gave up nine hits and five earned runs.

The Rays and Angels play again tonight at 9:38 p.m. Aaron Civale will start for the Rays against Patrick Sandoval.

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