Six days ago in Anaheim, Washburn gave up three runs and 11 hits over 7 1/3 innings in a 3-1 loss to the
But Washburn (5-5) rebounded from the outing and limited the
to four hits, walking three and striking out three. The lefthander departed after throwing 59 of 95 pitches for strikes.
Washburn admitted his outing was a battle.
"It wasn't a very good night," Washburn said. "My location was off a bit but I found a way to get it done. I used my defense. I threw strikes and let them put the ball in play. I didn't feel good from the get-go. I felt gassed so I did whatever I could to make quality pitches."
"Jarrod pitched tough back-to-back games against Tampa," Angels manager
said. "Those guys had good opportunities and Jarrod made good pitches to get out of jams. He just ran out of gas late."
DaVanon went 3-for-4 and scored on
's single in the top of the first.
Tampa Bay starter
(1-3) gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. The righthander walked two and struck out six.
Making his first start since being recalled from the minor leagues earlier this month, Zambrano ran into trouble in the opening inning.
led off with single and went to second on a balk before DaVanon singled. With
at the plate, Zambrano uncorked a wild pitch to allow Eckstein to score and DaVanon went to third on a throwing error by catcher
Zambrano struck out Glaus but Anderson stroked an RBI single, extending the lead to 2-0.
Zambrano settled down the rest of the way, scattering three hits over his 4 2/3 innings before he was pulled after running into trouble in the sixth.
Television replays showed
upset in the dugout at Foley's decision. Piniella, who declined to speak to reporters afterwards, had more of a reason to be annoyed after
grounded out to end the inning.
The Angels squandered a chance to extend the lead in the sixth. With two runners on,
singled into left field but Crawford threw out
at the plate. Fullmer argued the play and was ejected by home plate umpire Charlie Reliford.
After Washburn departed, the
attempted to rally in the eighth against Weber.
Huff led off with a double and Hall singled to send pinch runner
to third. Schoeneweis relieved and
grounded out to score Tyner and move pinch runner
But Weber relieved and struck out
and retired pinch hitter
on a deep fly ball to preserve the lead.
"He's (Donnelly) one of those guys that we need to depend on in those situations," Scioscia said. "It was big."