Matt Palmer allowed just one run over his four innings in relief Friday. (Jim Ross/AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
Sean O'Sullivan was pulled after allowing four runs in one-plus innings, and Matt Palmer worked four solid frames in relief to keep the Angels close. Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer in the ninth, but the rally fell short in the opening loss.
BATTING 2B: Rivera, J (21, Rzepczynski), Morales, K (31, Roenicke), Kendrick, H (15, Janssen). HR:
Napoli (17, 9th inning off Janssen, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Figgins; Napoli 4; Guerrero; Kendrick, H 2;
Hunter, To; Morales, K 2; Rivera, J 3. RBI: Morales, K (82), Napoli 3 (48). 2-out
RBI: Morales, K. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J 2; Kendrick, H; Abreu. Team
RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Aybar (12, 3rd base off Rzepczynski/Chavez,
R), Hunter, To (14, 2nd base off Rzepczynski/Chavez, R).
BATTING 2B: Wells, V (29, O'Sullivan), Lind (38, Palmer). HR: Hill, A (29,
1st inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 1 out), Wells, V (13, 3rd inning off Palmer, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Lind
2; Ruiz, R; Bautista; Wells, V 6; Hill, A 4; Overbay. RBI: Hill, A (81), Wells, V 2 (51), Bautista
2 (17). 2-out RBI: Wells, V; Bautista 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Chavez, R 2; Scutaro. GIDP: Hill, A, Snider. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Ruiz, R (1, 2nd base off Arredondo, J/Napoli). CS:
Snider (1, 2nd base by Palmer/Napoli).