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The 23-year-old center fielder, benched him for two games and part of a third for not hustling in the past two weeks was booed in the late innings Monday, but drew cheers Tuesday when he threw out Torii Hunter trying to score from second base to save the Rays a run in the second inning.
Santana retired 11 in a row before walking Pena with two outs in the fourth. Jason Bartlett doubled down the left field line for the first hit off the Angels starter with one out in the sixth.
Akinori Iwamura and Upton followed with infield singles that cost Santana his shutout. All three runs the Rays scored in the eighth off Scot Shields were unearned.
Notes: Guerrero is 10-for-23 with two homers lifetime against James Shields. ... Angels INF Maicer Izturis had season-ending surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training. ... The Rays are two games into a stretch in which they 28 of 31 against teams in playoff contention, including six against the Red Sox.
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