The Angels (25-18)fall to two games back of the Astros for first place in the AL West after dropping the last two games of the series at the Big A to the reigning world champs. Tampa Bay (19-22) has been very streaky throughout the entire season, heading to the west coast on a three-game win streak after sweeping the Royals in Kansas City. This series will be the final four games of the Angels 11-game homestand.
For all the attention given to the Angels lineup, Justin Upton still is not receiving the recognition he deserves. After starting off the season in a bit of a slump, Upton has been absolutely crushing the ball in the month of May with seven home runs and 21 RBIs. While Upton is hitting nearly 40 percentage points higher on the road during the course of the season than he is at the Big A, he should be able to even that out a bit more as the Rays' pitching staff has the fourth-worst road ERA in the majors.