Rays Back on Track With 7-1 Win Over Angels
Matt Moore pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Moore (15-3) won his seventh straight decision, yielding an unearned run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings as the Rays snapped a five-game losing streak and remained 5½ games behind AL East-leading Boston. The All-Star left-hander, who missed the entire month of August because of elbow soreness, won six straight starts before getting a no-decision his previous time out on July 28 at Yankee Stadium.
Roberto Hernandez struck out his first five batters after relieving Moore, and seven altogether in 3 2-3 perfect innings to record his first save.