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Angels Beat Rays 7-5 Following Power Outage Delay

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Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim crosses home plate in front of catcher Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays to score off of a sacrifice fly by David Freese during the first inning of a game on August 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim crosses home plate in front of catcher Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays to score off of a sacrifice fly by David Freese during the first inning of a game on August 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Trout hit an RBI double to key a five-run first inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Sunday in a game delayed by a power outage at Tropicana Field.

There was a 19-minute wait during the third inning after lightning struck a nearby power substation, causing some of the stadium lights to go out.

Trout had three hits, walked and stole a base. The Angels took two of three and handed the Rays their first series loss since early July.

Trout and the Angels took a quick lead against Jake Odorizzi (7-9).

Angels starter Jered Weaver (12-6) gave up six hits and four walks, but only two runs in six innings. He is 4-0 lifetime at Tropicana Field.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his sixth save with the Angels.

It took 20 minutes for Odorizzi to get the first out of the game. That came after two walks, Trout’s double and consecutive singles by Josh Hamilton, Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick.

David Freese had a sacrifice fly and a double by Efren Navarro drove in the final two runs of the 46-pitch inning.

Trout’s second hit and Freese’s second sacrifice fly drove in runs for the Angels later in the game.

James Loney, who has reached base in 22 straight games, had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rays. Tampa Bay left 12 runners on base.

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