Rays beat Angels 5-2 behind Archer's 6 shutout innings
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Chris Archer pitched six scoreless innings and Corey Dickerson snapped out of a career-worst, 0-for-23 drought with a three-run homer to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Brad Miller added four hits, including a home run.
Archer (2-4) scattered five hits, struck out six and stranded four runners in scoring position during his 100th major league start.
The right-hander, who fanned a franchise-record 252 batters last season and pitched in his first All-Star Game, is 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA in six career starts against the Angels.
Cory Rasmus (1-1) gave up five runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings in place of right-hander Garrett Richards, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day because of a torn ligament in his elbow and is done for the season.