7:10 PM ET, August 18, 2008
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- B.J. Upton slipped away from Tropicana Field without speaking to reporters, leaving others to answer questions about another baserunning gaffe that overshadowed a big Tampa Bay victory.
• The Rays improved to an MLB-best 46-17 at home this season.
• Andy Sonnanstine earned his 13th win, which is one shy of Tampa Bay's record for victories in a season.
• Cliff Floyd matched his 2007 total with his ninth home run.
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Hinske has three homers in his last seven games. ... Angels OF Reggie Willits, on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 9 because of a mild concussion, could start a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. ... Percival, Tampa Bay's closer, opted not to have surgery on his injured right knee and hopes to resume throwing off a mound in four or five days.
Regular Season Series
|Tampa Bay leads 6-3 (as of Mon 8/18)|
|Fri 5/9||@TB 2, LAA 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/10||@TB 2, LAA 0||Recap|
|Sun 5/11||@TB 8, LAA 5||Recap|
|Mon 6/9||TB 13, @LAA 4||Recap|
|Tue 6/10||@LAA 6, TB 1||Recap|
|Wed 6/11||@LAA 4, TB 2||Recap|
|» Mon 8/18||@TB 6, LAA 4||Box Score|
|Tue 8/19||@TB 4, LAA 2||Recap|
|Wed 8/20||LAA 5, @TB 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Angels | Rays|
|2nd||E Hinske homered to right, W Aybar scored.||0||2|
|3rd||J Rivera homered to left center.||1||2|
|3rd||C Floyd homered to right, A Iwamura scored.||1||4|
|3rd||E Hinske singled to right, W Aybar to second, W Aybar scored, E Hinske to third on error by right fielder V Guerrero.||1||5|
|6th||G Anderson doubled to deep left center, T Hunter scored.||2||5|
|6th||J Rivera hit sacrifice fly to center, G Anderson scored.||3||5|
|7th||V Guerrero singled to right, E Aybar scored.||4||5|
|8th||G Gross singled to center, J Ruggiano scored.||4||6|
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|Stadium||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Attendance||15,896 (46.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling|