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Angels Make Their Second Trip To Tampa Bay, Start 3-Game Series Tonight

The Angels return to St. Petersburg for the second time this season to play the Tampa Bay Rays.  The last time they were there they took both games of their 2-game series behind Jered Weaver and Dan Haren.  That was a different Rays team the Angels faced earlier this month.  Since the last time they met, the Rays (14-11) have gone 14-6 and have won five straight.

The Angels (14-11) on the other hand have dropped 5 of their last 7 during their recent home stand after winning 5 of 6 on their previous road trip. 

Ervin Santana (0-3, 5.51 ERA) will get the start Friday.  The right-hander, who lost his last start Saturday against Boston, is still looking for his first win of the season.  In his career versus Tampa, Santana is 4-5 with a 5.56 ERA in 11 starts.  He is just 1-4 at Tropicana Field.

Making his fifth start against Los Angeles is David Price (3-2, 3.19 ERA).  In his previous 4 starts versus the Angels, Price has a 1-1 record with a 4.18 ERA.  Price has won his last three starts.

Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Peter Bourjos - 8 for his last 20 (.400), 2 triples, double
Erick Aybar - 9 for his last 28 (.321), 2 SB

Johnny Damon - 10 for his last 26 (.385), 6 runs, 7 RBI
Kasey Kotchman - 5 for his last 14 (.357), 1 HR
B.J. Upton - 8 for his last 23 (.3.48), 5 RBI
Ben Zobrist - 11 for his last 27 (.407), 3 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB

Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Alberto Callaspo - 4 for his last 21 (.190)
Vernon Wells - 4 for his last 23 (.174)

Sam Fuld - 5 for his last 23 (.217)
Sean Rodriguez - 5 for his last 21 (.238)
Kelly Shoppach - 1 for his last 16 (.063), 6 K's

Game time is 4:10 (Pacific) and will be show in Fox Sports West.  For more Angels news, be sure to check out Halo Heaven.