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Los Angeles Tops Tampa Bay 2-0 - Recap

Jason Vargas led Los Angeles to a shutout performance against Tampa Bay 2-0 on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Bettors who backed the Angels were rewarded as +156 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Jason Vargas earned the victory for the Angels, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Kole Calhoun in the win.

Tampa Bay got a 5-inning outing from Jake Odorizzi in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 2 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Desmond Jennings had 1 hit in the loss for the Rays.

Los Angeles enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-3 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Ernesto Frieri who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Oakland.