Haren, Angels keep Rays winlessApr 6, 2011 - 8:33 PM St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Alberto Callaspo hit a solo homer and Dan Haren went a strong 7 2/3 innings, as the Angels downed Tampa Bay, 5-1, to sweep a brief two-game set at Tropicana Field.
Mark Trumbo went 3-for-4 with a run batted in and Jeff Mathis doubled twice and knocked in a run for the Angels, who have won two in a row after losing the previous three.
Haren (1-0) dazzled, yielding only one run on four hits and struck out six without issuing a walk.
B.J. Upton accounted for the offense with a homer for Tampa Bay, which has dropped all five of its games to start the season.
Jeremy Hellickson (0-1) worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with a pair of walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts.
The right-hander, who was two days shy of his 24th birthday, reached the majors with the Rays late last season and made 10 appearances -- four starts -- with a 4-0 record and a 3.47 earned run average.
LA opened the scoring with a run in the first. Howie Kendrick worked a one-out walk and came around to score on Bobby Abreu's double down the right-field line.
Callaspo's two-out homer to right in the fourth made it a 2-0 game.
Upton led off the fifth with a shot into the left-field seats to get the Rays on the board.
Hellickson gave up a two-out single to Trumbo in the sixth and was promptly lifted after throwing 99 pitches -- 64 strikes. Adam Russell came in and served up a Jeff Mathis run-scoring double that hit off the glove of Matt Joyce in right.
Tampa Bay stranded a runner on third in the sixth, then in the eighth, Trumbo slapped a run-scoring single to right, giving LA a 4-1 lead.
Haren was taken out with a runner on first and two down in the home eighth. Kevin Jepsen came in and got pinch-hitter Manny Ramirez to fly out to shallow right.
Torii Hunter added an RBI single in the top of the ninth and Jordan Walden threw a perfect home half to close out his second straight game, although in a non-save situation.
Tampa Bay was 5-4 against the Angels last season...Haren improved to 6-2 in 10 career starts against the Rays...Sam Fuld had two of the Rays four hits.
- LOS ANGELES: 5
TAMPA BAY: 1
Apr 6 4:00 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to right scored Maicer Izturis. On the play, Peter Bourjos thrown out at third. Runner on first with two outs and Vernon Wells due up.
Angels 5, Rays 1 Top 9, 2 OutsApr 6 3:54 PM
- Mark Trumbo singled to right scored Vernon Wells. Runners on first and second with one out and Jeff Mathis due up.
Angels 4, Rays 1 Top 8, 1 OutApr 6 3:25 PM
- Jeff Mathis doubled to right scored Mark Trumbo. Runner on second with two outs and Brandon Wood due up.
Angels 3, Rays 1 Top 6, 2 OutsApr 6 2:49 PM
- B.J. Upton lead-off Home Run (2) to left. Matt Joyce due up.
Angels 2, Rays 1 Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 6 2:32 PM
- Mark Trumbo singled to center. Runner on first with two outs and Jeff Mathis due up.
Angels 2, Rays 0 Top 4, 2 OutsApr 6 2:07 PM
- Bobby Abreu doubled to right scored Howie Kendrick. Runner on second with one out and Torii Hunter due up.
Angels 1, Rays 0 Top 1, 1 OutApr 6 1:14 PM
- Maicer Izturis struck out swinging. None on with one out and Howie Kendrick due up.
Apr 6 1:12 PM
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