10:05 PM ET, September 17, 2007
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
• Summary: Chone Figgins and Casey Kotchman each had three hits and two RBIs and the Angels outlasted the Devil Rays 10-7.
• Back-and-forth: Los Angeles overcame deficits of 2-0 and 4-3 and also wasted leads of 3-2 and 6-4.
• A bad start: Kelvim Escobar gave up six runs, eight hits and two walks in four-plus innings.
• Figure this: The teams went through a combined 12 pitchers.
• Hunt for October: The Angels lowered their magic number for clinching the AL West to five.
-- ESPN.com news services
Angels 10, Devil Rays 7
The magic number is derived by adding one to the number of remaining games and subtracting the number of games ahead in the loss column from the second-place team. Here's where the leaders stand:
Tampa Bay LF Carl Crawford will not play in this three-game series because of a groin strain and is to be re-evaluated on Friday. Crawford, who leads the AL with 50 stolen bases, was injured trying to beat out an infield single Sunday.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 6-2 (as of Mon 9/17)|
|Wed 4/25||@LAA 9, TB 1||Recap|
|Thu 4/26||@LAA 11, TB 3||Recap|
|Tue 7/17||@TB 8, LAA 3|
|Wed 7/18||@TB 7, LAA 2||Recap|
|Thu 7/19||LAA 3, @TB 0||Recap|
|» Mon 9/17||@LAA 10, TB 7||Box Score|
|Tue 9/18||@LAA 2, TB 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/19||@LAA 2, TB 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Devil Rays | Angels|
|TB||1st||D Young singled to left, A Iwamura scored, G Norton to second.||1||0|
|TB||2nd||D Navarro singled to right, J Gomes scored, D Navarro out stretching at second.||2||0|
|2nd||C Figgins grounded out to first, C Kotchman scored, H Kendrick to third, N Haynes to second.||2||1|
|2nd||O Cabrera singled to center, H Kendrick and N Haynes scored, O Cabrera to second advancing on throw.||2||3|
|TB||3rd||D Young grounded out to shortstop, C Pena scored, B Upton to third.||3||3|
|TB||3rd||B Upton stole home.||4||3|
|3rd||C Kotchman singled to left center, G Anderson scored, M Izturis to third.||4||4|
|3rd||N Haynes singled to left, M Izturis scored, C Kotchman to second.||4||5|
|4th||M Izturis singled to right, V Guerrero scored, G Anderson to second.||4||6|
|TB||5th||B Upton safe at first on error by second baseman H Kendrick, A Iwamura scored, G Norton to third, C Pena to second.||5||6|
|TB||5th||D Young grounded into fielder's choice to second, G Norton scored, B Upton out at second, C Pena to third.||6||6|
|5th||C Figgins tripled to deep center, N Haynes scored.||6||7|
|6th||M Izturis singled to center, G Anderson to third, G Anderson scored, M Izturis to third on throwing error by center fielder B Upton.||6||8|
|6th||C Kotchman singled to center, M Izturis scored.||6||9|
|6th||H Kendrick tripled to deep center, C Kotchman scored.||6||10|
|TB||9th||D Navarro hit sacrifice fly to left, B Harris scored.||7||10|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||37,530 (82.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||71 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bruce Froemming, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Mike Winters|