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LA Angels 11, Tampa Bay 3
When: 9:38 PM ET, Monday, May 9, 2022
Where: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
Temperature: 66°
Umpires: Home - John Tumpane, 1B - Ryan Blakney, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Adrian Johnson
Attendance: 19537

Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and Jared Walsh combined to hit four home runs and power the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night in Anaheim, Calif.

Ohtani homered twice, including a grand slam in the seventh inning that was his first in professional baseball, either Japan or the majors.

Walsh hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning that gave the Angels the lead for good. Trout (two-run homer) and Ohtani (solo homer) hit homers on back-to-back pitches in the sixth inning that provided Angels starter Noah Syndergaard and the bullpen all the runs they would need.

Syndergaard (3-1) gave up one run on seven hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings to get the victory, but he had to work his way through several jams to get there, making 97 pitches. He struck out seven.

In all, the Rays were 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

The Angels got most of their production from the top of their lineup, as leadoff hitter Brandon Marsh, No. 2 hitter Trout and No. 3 hitter Ohtani combined for seven of the Angels' 11 hits.

Wander Franco led the Rays' offense with three hits.

Randy Arozarena's solo home run off Syndergaard gave the Rays a lead in the fourth inning, but the advantage lasted only until the bottom of the fourth. Rays starter Jeffrey Springs (1-1) was perfect through three innings, then retired the first batter in the fourth before Trout ended the string with a single.

Ohtani followed with a single, and with two outs, Walsh hit a three-run homer.

In the sixth, Trout hit a two-run homer and on the very next pitch from Rays lefty Jalen Beeks, Ohtani hit his first homer of the night.

The Rays pushed across a couple runs in the top of the seventh, but the Angels responded with five in the bottom of the inning, the last four coming on Ohtani's slam.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Jeffrey Springs Player Noah Syndergaard
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 7
6.75 ERA 1.69
Hitting
Tampa Bay   LA Angels
Wander Franco Player Shohei Ohtani
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 5
0 HR 2
4 TB 9
.600 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 1 15 .263 23 13 2 2 3 0
LA Angels 11 4 25 .314 10 8 11 3 0 1