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Navarro helps Rays rout Angels

Jun 10, 2008 - 5:53 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Dioner Navarro had a home run and four RBI on Monday night as the Tampa Bay Rays posted a 13-4 drubbing over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the opener of their three-game series.

Navarro, who is 9-for-17 during his current four-game hitting streak, logged four hits and came within a triple of the cycle, raising his average to .349 this season.

The 24-year-old catcher hit a solo home run in the second inning off Angels starter Joe Saunders (9-3) as the Rays jumped to an early 3-0 lead.

"This was a fun game tonight, and we all have been hitting well all year," Navarro said. "Hope we can continue it tomorrow."

The blast was Navarro's third of the season and the last of three consecutive home runs by Tampa Bay after rookie Evan Longoria - who finished with two - and Willy Aybar began the frame with back-to-back shots.

"The guys in the dugout were telling me that I had pressure to hit another home run," Navarro said. "But I just went up there looking for a good pitch and I got it."

The Angels responded, scoring four runs over the next three innings, taking a 4-3 lead when Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer off Rays starter Edwin Jackson (4-5) in the fourth - Anaheim's final runs of the game.

"Jackson had great stuff tonight, not just OK stuff," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Nice to get a win on the road against a playoff-type team."

The homer was Hunter's eighth of the season and 200th career.

"It's a great feeling to reach a milestone, but it doesn't mean much since we didn't win the game," Hunter said.

Tampa Bay sealed the victory with five runs in the fifth inning, as Navarro dealt the knockout blow, driving in two runs with a double to right-center field before scoring one batter later when Gabe Gross singled to right to give the Rays an 8-4 advantage.

Saunders, who was looking to join Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians as the only 10-game winners in the American League this season, allowed eight runs and nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings. The lefthander, who walked two and struck out four, suffered his second loss in three starts.

"This wasn't my best start," Saunders said. "I was leaving pitches up in the zone and they are a very aggressive hitting team, and it showed tonight."

Jackson snapped a two-game losing streak of his own despite surrendering four runs and 10 hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out two en route to his first win since May 24.

"I was really aggressive tonight," Jackson said. "This is probably the first time in my career where I've been hit this hard but held on for the win."








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 0 0 5 0 2 1 2 13 18 0
    LA ANGELS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - EDWIN JACKSON, AL REYES (8TH), GARY GLOVER (9TH) AND DIONER
    NAVARRO
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS, JOSE ARREDONDO (5TH), DARREN O'DAY
    (7TH), DARREN OLIVER (9TH) AND JEF

    Jun 10 1:00 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON BARTLETT SCORED DIONER NAVARRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARTLETT ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 13
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.275, 2-FOR-5)

    Rays 13, Angels 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 10 12:52 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EVAN LONGORIA (10) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF DARREN OLIVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 12, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: W AYBAR (.313, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Rays 12, Angels 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 10 12:46 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED JASON BARTLETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRAWFORD ON FIRST, J RUGGIANO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.300, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Rays 11, Angels 4  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 10 12:34 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED EVAN LONGORIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D NAVARRO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 10
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G GROSS (.247, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays 10, Angels 4  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 10 12:18 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY EVAN LONGORIA SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E LONGORIA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 9
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: W AYBAR (.319, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Rays 9, Angels 4  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 10 12:16 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GABE GROSS SCORED DIONER NAVARRO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G GROSS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 8
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J BARTLETT (.237, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays 8, Angels 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 11:43 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED EVAN LONGORIA AND WILLY
    AYBAR.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 7
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G GROSS (.238, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays 7, Angels 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 11:40 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILLY AYBAR SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W AYBAR ON FIRST, E LONGORIA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.336, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Rays 5, Angels 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 11:38 PM
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    roots
    senorpepr Added 5 roots

    Rays 4, Angels 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 11:37 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B UPTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: E LONGORIA (.249, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, RBI)

    Rays 4, Angels 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 11:32 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TORII HUNTER (8) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF EDWIN JACKSON SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.306, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays 3, Angels 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 9 11:16 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    LA ANGELS 2 END BOTTOM, 3RD

    Rays 3, Angels 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 9 11:04 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY MATTHEWS SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G MATTHEWS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R QUINLAN (.299, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Rays 3, Angels 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 9 10:42 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DIONER NAVARRO (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JOE SAUNDERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G GROSS (.244, 4 HR, 11 RBI)

    Rays 3, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 9 10:28 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY WILLY AYBAR (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JOE SAUNDERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.333, 2 HR, 20 RBI)

    Rays 2, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 9 10:24 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EVAN LONGORIA (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JOE SAUNDERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: W AYBAR (.289, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Rays 1, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 9 10:23 PM