MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles Angels 1

Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Archer gave up a lone run over seven innings Wednesday to help carry Tampa Bay to a 4-1 decision over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Rays snapped a three-game losing streak, taking control with a three-run fourth and then coasting behind a solid pitching performance from their starter and bull pen.

Archer (8-5) gave up five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five. Joel Peralta worked a perfect eighth inning and Fernando Rodney struck out two in the ninth for his 31st save.

Rodney bounced back from a blown save on Tuesday in which he let a one-run lead get away in the ninth against the Angels.

Matt Joyce put Tampa Bay in front with a sacrifice fly in the first and the Rays then broke through with a big inning in the fourth.

After putting runners on second and third with one out, Desmond Jennings scored in the fourth on an infield single by David DeJesus. A base hit by Ben Zobrist brought home another run and Tampa Bay scored again when shortstop Erick Aybar committed a throwing error on Evan Longoria's grounder.

Garrett Richards (5-6) was charged with the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.

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