The Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 15 hits against Los Angeles Angels pitchers, including the first career four-hit game for Ji-Man Choi and home runs from Manuel Margot and Mike Zunino in a 13-3 victory.
Margot got Tampa Bay on the board in the bottom of the second inning, taking an 0-1 pitch from Angels starter Alex Cobb and back-spinning it into the seats in left for his eighth home run of the season.
Rays starter Shane McClanahan, who cruised through the first two innings Saturday, had a hiccup in the top of the third, as he gave up a double to Juan Lagares to start the inning, then a single to David Fletcher to put runners on the corners, and Shohei Ohtani doubled in Lagares to make it 2-1. After striking out Luis Rengifo, McClanahan then gave up a two-run double to Anthony Rendon to fall behind 3-2.
The left-hander would settle down, throwing three more scoreless innings before departing.
But the Rays rallied back in the fourth, as Randy Arozarena started the inning with a base hit and Choi followed with a single of his own two batters later. Margot popped out for the second out of the inning, but Joey Wendle picked up his teammate and tied the game with a base hit, bringing in Arozarena.
Brett Phillips followed with a triple to center, bringing in both runners to give Tampa Bay the lead for good, and scored on a wild pitch for added insurance.
The Rays added a run in the fifth on a Choi RBI single, and Zunino made it 8-3 in the sixth with a towering home run to left.
Tampa Bay added five more runs in the seventh, sending 11 men to the plate against Jose Quijada and Junior Guerra. Choi made it 9-3 with a RBI double off the top of the right field wall, Phillips added a two-run single, while Wander Franco drew a bases-loaded walk, and Arozarena set the score with an RBI single.
Tampa Bay can finish off the sweep of the Angels with a win Sunday afternoon, as Ryan Yarbrough (4-3, 4.59 ERA) gets the start against Patrick Sandoval (2-2, 3.69 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.