ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Reid Brignac got Tampa Bay’s offense started with his first homer of the season and delivered the deciding run with a safety squeeze bunt in the 10th for the Rays, who completed their first-ever three-game sweep in Anaheim with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
The Angels lost their fifth straight game, equaling their longest skid this season.
Rays manager Joe Maddon used two pinch-hitters to start the winning rally against Fernando Rodney (2-3). John Jaso walked and Evan Longoria reached on an infield hit past the mound while batting for Kelly Shoppach. Jason stole third and scored on a Brignac’s bunt up the first base line.
Juan Cruz (3-0) pitched a perfect ninth to get the victory and Kyle Farnsworth got three outs for his 13th save in 14 attempts.
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