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It was the Tampa Bay Rays first ever sweep in Anaheim
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Game 1 on June 6 2011
Tampa Bay Rays power past Los Angeles Angels 5-1 before 32,287 in Angel Stadium. It was Rays first ever sweep in Anaheim
Rays centerfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was hitting .188, lined a run scoring single and a 2 run homer and starting pitcher David Price (7-5 with a 3.35 ERA) struckout 7, allowed just 1 run in 7 inning to help Tampa Bay to a 5-1 victory.
Reid Brignac, Rays shortstop, got 3 singles in 4 at bats and scored a run, and catcher John Jaso had 2 singles in 4 AB with a run scored. Reid Brignac made two fine pays at short, going deep towards 2nd and throwing a bullet to first baseman Casey Kotchman for both outs.
Game 2 on June 7 2011
Tampa Bay Rays defeated Los Angeles Angels 4-1 before 38,833 in Angel Stadium
Rays rookie pitcher Alex Cobb won his first major league with a fine mound effort – a 7 hit, 1 run, 3 Ks in 6.1 innings. Alex Cobb (1-0 with a 4.24 ERA) had perfect control, no walks, and made one nice defensive play off the mound in the 3rd inning.
Rays centerfielder B.J. Upton lined his 8th homer of the year (30 RBI), leadoff hitter Johnny Damon had 3 hits in 5 at bats plus a run and RBI (32), 2b Ben Zobrist had a RBI (34) and John Jaso RBI (14)
The losing pitcher was Dan Haren (5-4 with a 2.41 ERA)
Game 3 on June 8 2011
Rays nip Angels 4-3 in 10 innings in Angel Stadium
Rays catcher John Jaso scored on a perfect bunt by Reid Brignac in the top of the tenth inning to propel Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win and a 3-game sweep of the LA Angels.
Earlier in the ballgame, Reid Brignac also blasted his first home run of 2011.
Reliever Juan Cruz (3-0) pitched a hitless 9th and was credited with the win. Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth pitched a runs less 10th and notched his 13th save in 14 tries.
Bobby Abreu tied the game with a 3 run double of Cesar Ramos, and in the last of the10th, smacked a long drive with a runner on that Tampa Bay centerfielder B.J. Upton caught against the fence for the second out of the inning. Torii Hunter made the final out of the game.
Bobby Abreu, Angels DH, had the weekly best batting among all major leaguers for week ending June 5 2011. He had 11 hits in 18 at bats for a robust .611 batting average. Bobby Abreu is hitting .286 for the year.