Rays Vs. Angels: Pitching Staff Shuts Down Halos In 2-0 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays (52-49) get the unfortunate task of welcoming Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.44 ERA) to his new digs in Los Angeles when they take on the Angels Sunday afternoon.

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Rays Vs. Angels Recap: Pitching Shuts Down Halos In 2-0 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays held the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to just four hits, while receiving just enough offense to pull out a 2-0 win on Sunday.

Jeremy Hellickson pitched six clean innings, allowing just two hits while walking none and striking out five. The Rays bullpen then shut their opposition down, including another stellar outing from closer Fernando Rodney.

The game was scoreless for the first five innings until the Rays finally broke it open with a Matt Joyce RBI single. In the seventh, the Rays tacked on another run after Zach Greinke threw a wild pitch.

In his debut with his new team, Greinke went seven innings allowing the two runs on seven hits while striking out eight.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For the perspective from the other dugout, check out Halos Heaven, SB Nation's Los Angeles Angels' blog. For all your Major League Baseball news and notes, visit the all new Baseball Nation.

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Rays Vs. Angels: Tampa Bay Faces Zack Greinke In His Los Angeles Debut

The Tampa Bay Rays (52-49) get the unfortunate task of welcoming Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.44 ERA) to his new digs in Los Angeles when they take on the Angels Sunday afternoon. Greinke, newly acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers, will be aiming for his 20th consecutive home win, with now three different ballclubs. Greinke is 2-4 with a 3.32 ERA in his career against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay will answer with impressive youngster Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 3.42 ERA). Though Hellickson is just 1-6 in his last 10 starts, he has allowed three runs or less in eight of those 10 starts, speaking to a larger offensive problem for the Tampa Bay ballclub. While Rays pitchers have posted a stellar 1.93 ERA in the past nine games, the Tampa Bay bats have averaged just 3.4 runs a game and batted .223 in that span.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For the perspective from the other dugout, check out Halos Heaven, SB Nation's Los Angeles Angels' blog. For all your Major League Baseball news and notes, visit the all new Baseball Nation.

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Rays Vs. Angels: Tampa Bay Holds On For 3-0 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays got just enough hitting. Tallying three runs on three hits over the first three innings, the Rays would grab the early lead to preserve a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night in Anaheim.

Their early-inning scoring was highlighted by a solo homer from Ben Zobrist in the third.

The Rays, who snapped a two-game losing skid, got a solid start from Matt Moore, who tossed 103 pitches over six and one-third scoreless innings, striking out six to improve to 7-7 on the season. The Tampa Bay pitchers would limit the Halos to just five hits and just one extra base hit, a double from catcher Bobby Wilson.

Fernando Rodney would record the save, his 29th, retiring three straight batters in the ninth.

The rubber-match finale is scheduled for Sunday at 3:35 p.m. EST.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For the perspective from the other dugout, check out Halos Heaven, SB Nation's Los Angeles Angels' blog. For all your Major League Baseball news and notes, visit the all new Baseball Nation.

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Rays Vs. Angels Score Update: Tampa Bay Up 3-0 After Seven Innings

Methodically, the Tampa Bay Rays built their lead. They added one in the first, one in the second and one in the third, and now hold a 3-0 lead after seven innings in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Rays' early scoring was capped off by a solo home run from designated hitter Ben Zobrist, a blast to deep center field, more than 400 feet.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Matt Moore has kept the Halos' hitters at bay. Moore tossed six and one-third scoreless innings, striking out seven batters and allowing just four hits. He was replaced by Jake McGee in the seventh, who would strike out two to end the inning.

Tampa Bay dropped the series opener Friday night, 3-1.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For the perspective from the other dugout, check out Halos Heaven, SB Nation's Los Angeles Angels' blog. For all your Major League Baseball news and notes, visit the all new Baseball Nation.

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Rays Vs. Angels: Saturday Starting Lineups

Looking to bounce back from last night's 3-1 loss in the series opener, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to square off against the Los Angeles Angels, who are also currently amid the American League wild-card race.

Matt Moore (6-7, 4.23 ERA) will be on the hill for Tampa Bay, opposite the Halos' C.J. Wilson, who's posted nine wins in 21 starts in his first year with the club.

Here are tonight's starting lineups for the Rays:

First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. EST in Anaheim and can be seen on SUN Sports.

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Rays Vs. Angels Score Update: Tampa Bay Trails 3-1 After Six Innings

Designated hitter Jeff Keppinger launched a solo home run to deep left field in the top of the second inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays an early one-run advantage. Since, though, the Rays are playing a bit of catch up and trail the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 3-1 in Anaheim.

The Halos, though down early, added three runs in the third following two-run double from Albert Pujols that scored Mike Trout and Torii Hunter. During the next at-bat, Mark Trumbo singled to score Pujols.

Alex Cobb, who took the hill for the Rays on Friday night, is still in -- though he has tossed 84 pitches through six.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For the perspective from the other dugout, check out Halos Heaven, SB Nation's Los Angeles Angels' blog. For all your Major League Baseball news and notes, visit the all new Baseball Nation.

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Rays Vs. Angels Preview: Tampa Bay Looks To Rebound Against Los Angeles

The Tampa Bay Rays look to regain their momentum out in Los Angeles on Friday as they take on the Angels. Pitcher Alex Cobb will face Dan Haren on the hill.

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