ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Collin Cowgill hit a three-run double, one of 11 hits the Los Angeles Angels got against reigning AL Cy Young winner David Price through his first 2 1-3 innings, and Jerome Williams ended a streak of eight straight losing decisions in a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Williams (6-10) allowed two runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings, struck out seven and walked two as the Angels earned a split of the four-game series. The right-hander was winless in his previous 13 starts with a 6.58 ERA since beating the Orioles 9-5 at Baltimore on June 12.
Price (8-7) was charged with six runs while striking out six. The three-time All-Star left-hander has lost consecutive starts for the first time since dropping three in a row from July 20-Aug. 2, 2011.