MLB: Rays mock Angels

MLB: Rays mock Angels


The Tampa Bay Rays picked up the pace in the playoff race, claiming their ninth victory in their last 11 games on Tuesday at Tropicana Field, beating the Los Angeles Angels by the score from 11 to 1.

Holders of the first rank of the teams drafted at the start of the day, a half game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners, the Florida team continued their rise thanks, among other things, to a six-point surge in the seventh inning. .

The crowd favorites were already leading 3-1 when Christian Bethancourt started the offensive momentum with a solo homer. Bethancourt was even able to come back to the plate a second time during that turn at bat. With the bases loaded, he hit a two-run single.

Yandy Diaz (one run) and Taylor Walls (two runs) also contributed to the productive assault.

On the mound, Corey Kluber had no difficulty signing the win, he who gave the only opposing point on one of the five strikes to a safe place he allowed, a long ball from Mike Trout. The gunner was finally replaced after six innings of work, he who made three opponents bite the dust.

Fried muzzles the Pirates

The Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried gave the Pirates batters no chance Tuesday in Pittsburgh, helping them win 6-1.

In eight innings of work, the 28-year-old athlete only made one mistake, in the second inning, when he gave a solo home run to Michael Chavis. Fried (12-4) finally left the mound after eight good innings of work, allowing only three strikes from a safe place and a free pass, in addition to passing seven opponents in the mitt.

Offensively, the Braves excelled in the fifth inning, producing five of their six runs in that turn at bat. Travis d'Arnaud, Vaughn Grissom, Robbie Grossman, Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley all drove in.

Riley completed the scoring for the winners with a single in the seventh inning.

Elsewhere in Major League Baseball

In Chicago, the Cubs took the honors in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals in a narrow 2 win to 0.

In Detroit, the San Francisco Giants only had five hits, but they still defeated the Tigers 3-1.