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Hammel looks good in loss
Angels 2, Devil Rays 1
Jason Hammel pitched well, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings. (Jeff Gross/Getty)
The Rays traditionally have had trouble against John Lackey, who once again showed why with 10 strikeouts, overshadowing Jason Hammel's quality start. Jorge Velandia had three of the Rays' six hits and their lone RBI.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (63-89)
Lost 2
LA Angels 2, Tampa Bay 1   LAA
LA Angels (89-62)
Won 2
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 1
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Angels Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4010012.285
Norton, DH3000133.230
Pena, 1B4000033.276
Upton, CF4110001.307
Young, RF4010031.292
Gomes, LF4000012.248
Navarro, C3000110.231
  1-Guzman, PR0000000.294
Velandia, 2B4031000.615
Wilson, SS3000114.250
Totals3316131316 


1-Ran for Navarro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Velandia (4, Lackey), Upton (25, Lackey).
TB: Iwamura; Upton 2; Young; Velandia 4.
RBI: Velandia (3).
2-out RBI: Velandia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Pena; Wilson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (19, 3rd base off Rodriguez/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Navarro (10, throw).
Outfield assists: Gomes (Kotchman at home).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, RF4110023.346
Cabrera, SS4000001.303
Guerrero, DH4000011.323
Anderson, LF4130010.308
Izturis, 3B4000003.283
Kotchman, 1B2000200.293
Kendrick, 2B3021001.324
Napoli, C3000013.249
Haynes, CF2010011.256
  a-Willits, PH-CF0000100.291
Totals302713613 

a-Walked for Haynes in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (23, Hammel), Anderson (30, Hammel).
TB: Figgins; Anderson 4; Kendrick 3; Haynes.
RBI: Kendrick (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Figgins; Haynes.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (40, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel (L, 2-5)6.07222305.88
Switzer 0.10001109.22
Glover 1.20000205.13
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (W, 17-9)8.051121003.13
Rodriguez (S, 36)1.01001302.98

Lackey pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Hammel.
IBB: Kotchman (by Hammel).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 98-60, Switzer 9-4, Glover 16-11, Lackey 105-71, Rodriguez 24-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hammel 10-4, Switzer 0-0, Glover 0-3, Lackey 6-8, Rodriguez 0-0.
Batters faced: Hammel 26, Switzer 2, Glover 5, Lackey 31, Rodriguez 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Glover 1-0, Rodriguez 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 36,313.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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