Forsyth hits 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Angels 4-2

May 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) Logan Forsythe hit a broken-bat two-run single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning after Steven Souza Jr. hit a tying two-run homer off Jered Weaver in the sixth, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Saturday night.

Souza greeted Joe Smith (0-2) with a leadoff single in the ninth, then broke for second on a pitchout with Logan Morrison up. The throw from catcher Geovany Soto was so good that Souza retreated back toward first base. But shortstop Andrelton Simmons' throw hit him in the back, allowing him to end up on second.

Souza was forced at third on Desmond Jennings' bunt to first baseman C.J. Cron after a walk to Morrison, but Forsythe delivered the clutch hit on a 1-1 pitch after a walk to Curt Casali.

Erasmo Ramirez (6-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory and Alex Colome got three outs for his eighth save in as many chances.