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Pena hits 3-run homer in Rays' win

Jun 12, 2009 - 3:42 AM ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(AP) -- Tampa Bay may be best known for their speed and leading the majors in stolen bases. The Rays can hit the long ball, too.

Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs, and Dioner Navarro homered and had three RBIs as the Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-1 on Thursday night.

"The combination of speed and power, I really believe we are that," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.

Tampa Bay stole three bases and have 96 this season. The Rays have 22 homers over the past 12 games.

Navarro homered to lead off the eighth and Pena followed with his 19th homer of the season off Rich Thompson to make it 11-1. Pena also had a third-inning sacrifice fly.

Mired in a 3-for-34 slide, Navarro gave Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead on a two-run double during the fourth.

Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford both hit solo homers for Tampa Bay, which reached the .500 mark (31-31) by winning the final two games of the three-game series.

Ervin Santana (1-3) allowed six runs and eight hits over 4 2-3 innings.

"None of us are happy about how we went after it tonight," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who held a postgame team meeting. "That's a bad game. We need to play with consistency. If the guys in that room are not going to do it, then we're going to have to look for some changes."

The defending AL West champion Angels (29-29) are also playing .500 ball.

"We're failing miserably in many areas, and it's something we've looked at," Scioscia said. "When there are options that come up that are better we will make moves."

Rays starter David Price left with one out in the fourth because of a high pitch count (105). The first overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft gave up one run, two hits, six walks and had six strikeouts.

"It's frustrating," Price said. "It's a tough pill to swallow."

Price earned national acclaim when he pitched out of the bullpen during the playoffs last season, winning Game 2 and saving the AL pennant clinching Game 7 against Boston. This was his fifth career start, including four this season.

"It's going to happen. I have no question," Maddon said. "It's just a matter of when. He's got great stuff, and he knows it. He knows what he has to do, and he's going to do it."

Gabe Gross put the Rays up 1-0 on a run-scoring single in the second. He had another RBI single during a two-run fifth.

Torii Hunter's run-scoring single off Grant Balfour (3-1) got the Angels within 4-1 in the top of the fifth. The inning ended when Bobby Abreu was doubled off second on Vladimir Guerrero's liner to short.

Longoria hit his 14th homer of the season to stop an 0-for-19 slide in the fifth, and Crawford went deep one inning later.

Tropicana Field (30 games) and the new Yankee Stadium (29 games) are the only major league stadiums to have at least one homer hit in every game this season.

Los Angeles loaded the bases with two outs in the first, but failed to score when Price struck out Robb Quinlan.

Price threw 32 pitches, including 17 balls, in the first.

"Sometimes we have opportunities and we don't come through on both sides of the ball," Los Angeles third baseman Chone Figgins said. "I think that's frustrating for all of us."

NOTES: Maddon said the team plans to have Price throw no more than 175-180 innings in the regular season this year. ... Hunter, slowed the past couple weeks by a groin strain, was back in the lineup after being rested Wednesday. ... Price has walked 18 batters in 19 innings this season. ... Tampa Bay reinstated DH Pat Burrell (neck strain) and optioned OF Matt Joyce to Triple-A Durham after the game.






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    Angels 1, Rays 11  FinalJun 12 5:18 AM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 4 x 11 15 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: LAA - ERVIN SANTANA, DARREN OLIVER (5TH), KEVIN JEPSEN (6TH), RICH
    THOMPSON (8TH), JASON BULGER (8TH) AND JEFF MATHIS
    TAM - DAVID PRICE, GRANT BALFOUR (5TH), RANDY

    Jun 11 10:24 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS PENA (19) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 8TH OFF RICH THOMPSON SCORED REID BRIGNAC AND EVAN
    LONGORIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1, TAMPA BAY 11
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B ZOBRIST (.316, 2-FOR-4)

    Angels 1, Rays 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 11 10:06 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DIONER NAVARRO (4) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF RICH THOMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1, TAMPA BAY 8
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BRIGNAC (.229, 1-FOR-3)

    Angels 1, Rays 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 11 9:54 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARL CRAWFORD (5) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF DARREN OLIVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1, TAMPA BAY 7
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: E LONGORIA (.308, 1-FOR-2, HBP, HR, RBI)

    Angels 1, Rays 7  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 11 9:25 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GABE GROSS SCORED CARLOS PENA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G GROSS ON FIRST, W AYBAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1
    TAMPA BAY 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.200, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Angels 1, Rays 6  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 11 9:02 PM
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    Angels 0, Rays 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 11 8:51 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EVAN LONGORIA (14) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF ERVIN SANTANA.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1, TAMPA BAY 5
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.226, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Angels 1, Rays 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 11 8:50 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TORII HUNTER SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HUNTER ON FIRST, B ABREU ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1
    TAMPA BAY 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.266, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 1, Rays 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 11 8:45 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED WILLY AYBAR AND GABE GROSS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 0
    TAMPA BAY 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BRIGNAC (.239, 1-FOR-1)

    Angels 0, Rays 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 11 8:30 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS PENA SCORED REID BRIGNAC.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 0
    TAMPA BAY 2 END BOTTOM, 3RD

    Angels 0, Rays 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 11 8:12 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GABE GROSS SCORED BEN ZOBRIST.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G GROSS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.197, 3 HR, 14 RBI)

    Angels 0, Rays 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 11 7:46 PM