Angels come up short against Tampa Bay 7-3

Los Angeles Angels #62 Jose Quintana gave up four runs to the Tampa Bay Rays in the top of the third-inning. Photo by Marja Bene/TGSportstv1.

5/4/ 21 Anaheim, CA - Jose Quintana (0-3) got the start for the Los Angeles Angels (13-14) and struck out five of the first six batters for the Tampa Bay Rays (15-15) before being knocked out of the game after giving up four runs in the third inning.

Tyler Glasnow from Tampa Bay (4-1) pitched six innings, allowed three runs, eight strikeouts, and two home runs.

The Rays opened the four-game series with a 7-3 win over the Angels on Monday at Angels Stadium. Los Angeles has lost eight of their last 12 games.

Quintana replaced Shohei Ohtani, who was scheduled to start but was pull before the game after still being sore from being hit by a pitch on Sunday at Seattle.

"The numbers weren't good, but then again, he strikes out nine in 3 2/3 innings," Angels manager Joe Madden said of Quintana. "How does that happen? I don't know what to say. I know it's probably difficult to defend, and people are not going to understand, but from where I was sitting, he threw the ball well."

Los Angeles Angels #17 Shohei Otani hit a two run home run in the bottom of the six-inning. Photo by Marja Bene/TGSportstv1.

In the third inning, the Rays catcher Francisco Mejia singled to center field, and Willy Adames doubled to deep right-center. After Randy Arozarena walked, Mike Brosseau singled to left-field, scoring Mejia and Adames to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead.

Tampa Bay first baseman Yandy Diaz singled to left-field bringing in Arozarena, and Manuel Margot singled to shallow center-field to score Diaz from third base. The Angels trailed, 4-0.

Adames came up in the top of the fourth inning and hit a 446-foot home run over the left-center field fence made the score 5-0. Quintana struck out the next batter but replaced by James Hoyt. The lefty went three innings, giving up six hits and five runs while striking out nine batters.

Los Angeles got three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run home run by Ohtani and a solo home run by Anthony Redon that made the score 5-3. Justin Upton grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Rendo had to leave the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his left knee and helped off the field. Tampa Bay extended their lead in the ninth inning, with a two-run home run from Manual Margot that made the final score 7-3. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #langels #tampabayrays #losangelesangels #josequintanta #shoheiohtani #baseball #tgsportstv1.