The Tampa Bay Rays (68-55) defeated the Los Angeles Angels (52-72) 4-3 in eleven innings on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The win stretches the Rays winning streak to five in a row and pushes them to 13 games over .500.
This game began as a pitching duel between Shane McClanahan and Angels starter Mike Mayers. Mayers pitched five shutout innings for the Halos, while McClanahan pitched six shutout innings. Shane allowed just four hits while striking out nine and walking one.
Mike Trout got the scoring started in the game with a solo home run in the top of the eighth. The Rays answered in the bottom of the frame when Jose Siri scored on a Harold Ramirez fielder's choice and the game would be tied 1-1 heading into extras.
After both teams traded runs in the tenth inning, the Angels took the lead again in the top of the eleventh. Harold Ramirez hit a RBI double to tie the game 3-3 before coming around to score on a fielders choice/error by Angels first baseman Jared Walsh that gave the Rays the walkoff win.
The Rays will now look to sweep the Angels in the four game series on Thursday afternoon. First pitch Thursday is scheduled for 1:10 PM - pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher hosting the Inside Pitch at high noon on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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