Andriese, Miller lead Rays to sweep of Angels with 3-1 win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Matt Andriese pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to win his season debut, Brad Miller hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-1 victory Sunday.
Curt Casali also homered as the Rays (15-14) won four straight games and moved above .500, accomplishing both for the first time since last August.
Andriese (1-0) won with his mother, Lynn, watching him pitch for the first time in his big league career. The UC Riverside product is from Redlands, California, about 50 miles northeast of Anaheim.
Andriese didn't allow a run after the first inning. He escaped a two-on, nobody-out jam in the sixth, striking out Mike Trout and getting Albert Pujols to ground into a double play.
Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his ninth save in nine chances, retiring Trout and Pujols again as Tampa Bay swept Los Angeles for the first time since 2012.
Nick Tropeano (1-2) struck out 10 while pitching into the sixth inning.