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Rays, Chris Archer, put it together in win against the Angels

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It wasn’t the best night for the Tampa Bay Rays not to be televised.

Playing in Los Angeles against the Angels, late in the evening following the Lightning’s playoff victory, the Rays were blacked out in their 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings to bring his record to 2-4. Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer in the first. And Brad Miller, the light-hitting shortstop, went four-for-five to up his average to .216.

The Rays scored four runs in the first inning and led 5-0 after three. The Angels scored one run in both the seventh and eighth. Other than Miller, Steven Souza and Logan Forsythe had two hits each.

Tampa Bay plays the Angels again tonight when Jake Odorizzi pitches against Jered Weaver.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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