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OC Register: Tyler Skaggs’ breakout season interrupted by a rare bad outing in Angels’ loss


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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tyler Skaggs was enjoying the best extended stretch of his career before hitting a giant speed bump on Tuesday night.

Skaggs, who brought a 2.62 ERA into the game, gave up a career-worst nine runs in the Angels’ 10-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Angels trailed 10-1 before they rallied to at least make the game interesting, including Mike Trout’s 30th homer of the season.

Skaggs hadn’t allowed more than three runs in any game in more than two months, a 1.44 ERA over eight starts.

Much of the damage on Tuesday night came in one nightmarish inning.

Already down 3-0 after three innings, Skaggs got the first out of the fourth, but then he allowed consecutive hits to Carlos Gomez and Michael Pérez, scoring a run. He walked Willy Adames.

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Mallex Smith then hit a grounder between short and third. David Fletcher, who was starting at shortstop because Andrelton Simmons had the night off, fielded it and made an errant throw to third. It was ruled an infield hit.

After Skaggs then issued a bases-loaded walk, the Angels finally got Noé Ramírez up in the bullpen. Then Fletcher couldn’t handle another ground ball to his right, which went for another infield hit and another run.

Skaggs then hit Daniel Robertson with a pitch, forcing in the Rays’ fourth run of the inning and ending his night. Two more runs were charged to him after he left.

With the Angels down 10-1, it looked for the second game in a row like they might resort to using a position player to pitch, something they haven’t done in 25 years.

Just as they did after falling behind 8-0 on Sunday, the Angels’ hitters came through to make the game too close for them to give up.

Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer in the fifth, one of his three hits as he continues to sizzle since coming off the disabled list.

They added two more in the sixth and one in the seventh on a blast by Trout. Trout hit a shot off one of the catwalks that hang from the roof of Tropicana Field. The drive was estimated at 427 feet.

More to come on this story.

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