- Associated Press - Sunday, August 3, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jake Odorizzi had a rugged start and the Tampa Bay Rays never recovered.

Mike Trout hit RBI double to key a five-run first inning off Odorizzi and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rays 7-5 Sunday in a game delayed by a power outage at Tropicana Field.

“Today was a tough day overall for me,” Odorizzi said. “It started bad and didn’t get any better in the first inning. You start a game like that, I didn’t give our team any help at the start.”

There was a 19-minute wait during the third inning after lightning struck a nearby power substation, causing some of the stadium lights to go out.

Trout had three hits, walked and stole a base. The Angels took two of three and handed the Rays their first series loss since early July.

It took 20 minutes for Odorizzi to get the first out of the game. That came after two walks, Trout’s double and consecutive singles by Josh Hamilton, Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick.

“He just didn’t have it,” Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. “He was not in attack mode early.”

David Freese had a sacrifice fly and a double by Efren Navarro drove in the final two runs of the 46-pitch first.

“We had good counts that whole first inning and took advantage of it,” Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said.

Odorizzi had his stretch of nine starts in a row of allowing no more than three runs end.

Trout’s second hit and Freese’s second sacrifice fly drove in runs for the Angels later in the game.

Angels starter Jered Weaver (12-6) gave up six hits and four walks, but only two runs in six innings. He is 4-0 lifetime at Tropicana Field.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his sixth save with the Angels.

James Loney, who has reached base in 22 straight games, had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rays.

Tampa Bay went 3 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on base. Kevin Kiermaier twice failed to get two-out hits with the base loaded.

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