ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 30: Outfielder Matt Joyce #20 (left) of the Tampa Bay Rays is lifted up by Elliot Johnson #9 as Kelly Shoppach joins in after Joyce scored the winning run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Tropicana Field on April 30, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Angels Lose In 10th On Walk-Off Wild Pitch From Fernando Rodney

The Angels are 9-5 on the road this season.

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Fernando Rodney Wild Pitch In 10th Gives Angels 2-1 Loss To Rays

A wild pitch by Fernando Rodney with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed Matt Joyce to score, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Joyce, who homered earlier in the game for Tampa Bay, scored both Rays runs on the day. The Angels ran into a buzzsaw in James Shields on Saturday, but were able to wait until he was out of the game to do their damage, tying the game in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.

Shields struck out 12 in eight innings, and was going for his third straight complete game. He opened the ninth inning allowing a leadoff double to Torii Hunter, and was pulled by manager Joe Maddon in favor of Kyle Farnsworth. Two groundouts later, the game was tied, although second baseman Ben Zobrist likely would have had a play at home plate on Hunter had Zobrist not bobbled the ground ball off the bat of Howie Kendrick.

The Angels got a very good season debut from Joel Pineiro on Saturday. Pineiro, making his first start of the season after missing 26 games with tightness in his right shoulder, allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings, the 20th quality start in 27 games by Angels starting pitchers this season.

Shields took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when a Howie Kendrick single broke it up. The loss snapped an Angels winning streak of four straight games in Tampa Bay. The Angels will send ace Jered Weaver to the mound on Sunday looking for a series win, facing Andy Sonnanstine of the Rays.

For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Angels Vs. Rays: Starting Lineups

The Angels have played three games so far this season in Tampa Bay, and have won all three games, outscoring the Rays 18-9. The Angels have scored at least five runs in all three games, and are averaging 5.4 runs per game in 13 road contests this season. Joel Pineiro hopes to get some of that support as he makes his 2011 season debut, after missing the first 26 games with tightness in his right shoulder.

Pineiro will be opposed on the mound by James Shields of the Rays, who is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA this season. Last night's Angels' win snapped a five-game winning streak for Tampa Bay. Here are today's lineups, for the nationally televised game on Fox:

Angels (15-11)

Izturis 3B
Abreu RF
Hunter DH
Wells LF
Kendrick 1B
Aybar SS
Conger C
Bourjos CF
Amarista 2B

Rays (14-12)

Fuld LF
Damon DH
Upton CF
Joyce RF
Zorilla 2B
Kotchman 1B
Lopez 3B
Shoppach C
Brignac SS

For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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Angels Look For Another Win In Tampa Bay In Season Debut For Joel Pineiro

The Angels have won all three games they have played this season at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, and look for a fourth win on Saturday as Joel Pineiro makes his 2011 season debut against the Rays. Pineiro missed the first four weeks of the season with tightness in his right shoulder. Today's 10:10 a.m. PDT game will be televised on Fox.

Pineiro rejoins an Angels starting staff that is 13-6 with a 3.05 ERA in 26 starts. They have 19 quality starts in 26 games this season. He looks to get support from an Angels team that has excelled on the road this season. The Angels are 9-4 on the road this season, the most road wins in MLB, and have averaged 5.4 runs per game away from home.

The Angels pounded out 17 hits in Friday's win over David Price and the Rays. The 8-5 win was led by three hits each from Bobby Abreu, Howie Kendrick, and Alberto Callaspo, and a home run and four RBI from rookie Mark Trumbo. James Shields is making his sixth start of the season for Tampa Bay. He is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA so far this season.

For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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