The Tampa Bay Rays couldn’t keep the ball in the yard Monday night.
The Rays lost to the Las Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7-3, and slipped back into second place in the American League East race. Four home runs by the Angels did them in.
In particular, it was the Angels’ stars who highlighted the way. Anaheim has had its problems offensively as of late, but not against the Rays. Albert Pujols hit two home runs for the Angels – his fifth in five games — and Mike Trout had a three-run homer on an 0-2 count, the fourth time this season he has connected on a two-strike pitch.
For the Rays, pitcher Alex Colome struggled.
The Rays now trail the Yankees by one game in the AL East. Chris Archer pitches for them tonight against C.J. Wilson.