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Angels throw up white flag in St. Petersburg before you even realize there was a game

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It wasn’t a pretty game.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Tampa Bay Rays
Yup. Futility.
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Rays 4, Angels 2

Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end...

Err, sorry. The Angels waved their white flag today with a gutless performance, and I thought we were in the middle of a pirate novel. One thing led to another, and, well, Treasure Island is a good book!

It was not fun and games today. Andrew Heaney rolled along except in the 4th inning, the erstwhile problem during this series, when he gave up a four-spot to these dang Rays, punctuated by a two-run single up the middle from CJ Cron. Heaney would finish six average-ish innings, allowing just those four runs and striking out five.

The Angels, for their part, were striking out left and right, piling up five of them in the first two innings versus definitely not a fake name Rays pitcher Hunter Wood. Wood mercifully left and new Ray Jalen Beeks picked up where Wood left off, stifling the Angels through the first six innings.

In the seventh, Justin Upton singled and Albert Pujols doubled, and two grounders to second cashed them both in.

Other unsurprising things: Andrelton Simmons made a nice defensive play. Luis Valbuena struck out once then was subbed out. The Angels were swept.

So it may be time to hop aboard the ship, put up the sails, and ride right into the sunset.