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Rays Lose Series Opener To Angels 3-2

by : Jay Recher 

@jayRecher 


Jefry Marte scampered home on a Ryne Stanek wild pitch in the 7th inning as the Angels defeated the Rays 3-2 on Monday night at Tropicana Field. 

Cameron Maybin got the scoring started for the Angels when he singled to lead off the game and later came home on an Andrelton Simmons sacrifice fly to make it 1-0. 

That lead didn't last very long. 

Rays leadoff hitter Corey Dickerson drove a 2-0 pitch into the stands in left to tie the game at one. That was Dickerson's 5th leadoff homer of the season, and 12th overall.  Three batters later, the Rays took the lead on a solo shot to deep right by first baseman Logan Morrison, also his 12th of the season. 

The score stayed that way until the top of the 5th when Maybin hit a towering shot to left that hit off of the "C" ring and was ruled a home run by the umpires on the field. 


MORE ON THIS GAME TO FOLLOW 



Odorizzi went six innings giving up five hits, two runs, three walks and struck out eight. 




What's Next For the Rays : The Rays are back in action tomorrow night as they host the Angels for the second game of a four-game set. Tampa Bay will send RHP Alex Cobb (4-3, 3.67) to the mound and Los Angeles will counter with RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-2, 4.47). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm with our coverage kicking things off at 6pm with the Inside Pitch ONLY on 620WDAE and 95.3FM, Home of the Rays!


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