ANAHEIM, Calif. Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey . -- Mike Trout greeted Brad Boxberger with a three-run walkoff homer to cap a four-run ninth inning and give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Rays closer Grant Balfour came on in the ninth to try and protect a 5-2 lead for Erik Bedard, but walked his first two batters before giving up an RBI single by Collin Cowgill. Trout jumped on a 1-1 pitch from Boxberger (0-1) and drove it into the top tier of the double-decker bullpen in left field for his eighth homer. Fernando Salas (3-0) pitched a perfect inning to get the victory. Angels manager Mike Scioscia won two replay challenges with his team at bat. Both were against second base umpire Jim Reynolds on tag plays in the fifth and seventh innings, although the Angels didnt score in either inning. Angels starter Tyler Skaggs gave up five runs and eight hits in six-plus innings, remaining winless in five starts at Angel Stadium this season with a 6.91 ERA. Brandon Guyer hit his first home run of the season and centre fielder Desmond Jennings robbed C.J. Cron of a two-run homer as Bedard took a 4-0 lead into the sixth. The left-hander was charged with two unearned runs and four hits through 5 2-3 innings and struck out five. Rays first baseman James Loney, playing in on the grass, allowed a two-out grounder by Erick Aybar to get under his glove with runners at the corners in the sixth. Howie Kendrick scored on Loneys third error of the season, ending a string of 22 consecutive scoreless innings by Tampa Bay pitchers -- five short of the franchise record set last September. Pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez greeted Brandon Gomes with an RBI single before Jake McGee came in and struck out Grant Green. Guyer chased Skaggs with a leadoff homer in the seventh to give Tampa Bay a three-run lead. In the fourth, Jennings took away Crons bid for his third big league homer and first at Angel Stadium with a leaping grab in left-centre -- two innings after Guyer raced in from left field to make a diving grab of Crons Texas Leaguer. Thanks to Jennings catch, Bedard has thrown 46 1-3 consecutive innings without allowing a home run since last Sept. 16, when he was pitching for Houston and gave up a 2-run shot by Cincinnatis Zack Cozart at Minute Maid Park. Tampa Bay scored three runs in the sixth. Jimenez, making his fifth start at third base while David Freese remains on the disabled list, went into the hole for Wil Myers sixth-inning grounder with Aybar standing right behind Jimenez waiting for the ball. It deflected off Jimenezs glove and into short left field, and Myers was credited with an RBI double. Loney, who leads Tampa Bay with 24 RBIs, doubled inside first base two batters later to drive in another run. NOTES: The Rays put switch-hitting 2B Ben Zobrist on the 15-day DL because of a dislocated left thumb, which he injured on a headfirst slide while trying to steal second base in Wednesdays 2-0 victory at Seattle. The nine-year veteran doesnt intend to abandon the headfirst approach. "Ill keep sliding headfirst -- probably with an oven mitt on my hand, or something to protect it," he joked. ... Angels LF Josh Hamilton, who hasnt played since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on a headfirst slide into first base April 8, took live batting practice for the first time since the injury and is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment late next week. ... Rays RHP Alex Cobb, sidelined since April 13 because of an oblique strain on his left side, is scheduled to make a rehab start on Saturday with Class-A Charlotte and will be limited to five innings or 75 pitches. 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Jacksonville at Houston (-10) Case Keenum has definitely earned his second start at quarterback and will probably be invited back to training camp next year after he helped defeat the Baltimore Ravens last week. The AFC North is the NFLs toughest division, while the AFC South could be the NFLs weakest. With only three wins, Jacksonville is only one game ahead of Tennessee for dead last. Houston has a chance to go 9-7 under first year head coach Bill OBrien. Can Jacksonville score enough points to keep it close? I say no. Houston covers the spread. New Orleans (-3.5) at Tampa Bay For the Saints, its the ultimate in disappointing years. Five losses at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and a guarantee losing record means that for the first time in a long time, there is a complete re-building year in 2015. Biggest surprise was the fact they went from one of the worst defenses in 2012 to one of the best in 2013, back to one of the worse again in 2014. Completely bizarre. For the Bucs, they are closing in on qualifying for the No. 1 pick in this years NFL draft. I think they can do it. Saints Indianapolis (-7) at Tennessee How much and who plays are the questions for the Colts. If backup quarterback Matt Hasselback starts for the Colts its not as big of a down grade as what other teams have experienced throughout the season. The Colts need a good, efficient win to erase the memory of the 42-7 loss to Dallas. After the opening drive of the game, Tennessee struggled to do anything offensively throughout their loss in Jacksonville. Colts will respond and bounce back heading into the playoffs. Colts cover. Dallas (-6.5) at Washington The one consistency in a key complimentary way is that the Dallas Cowboys play hard each and every game. They do have an opportunity here to move up to the No. 1 seed if other teams dont capitalize and take advantage but the bigger question is self-preservation. If Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray could sit this one out then playoff game number one would be a best and rested Cowboy team. It is something to consider. Work for the playoffs, not 12-4. With Washington, RG3 needs another good game and he did not play in the previous Cowboys game won by Colt McCoy. Hard one to judge but if they sit Romo, Washington could keep it close. Washington Buffalo (10.5) at New England With Denver losing to Cincinnati and New England beating the Bengals, I wonder who will and who wont play in this game? And with the Bills out of playoffs, who will start at quarterback; EJ Manuel or Kyle Orton? Either way, the Bills defence could keep it real close, especially if backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo gets to play a half of football to gain experience. Bills on points. Cleveland at Baltimore (-9) Simply put, the Ravens blew it against the Texans. Baltimore had the easiest schedule of any contender going into the last three weeks of the NFL season, and lost to a team in Houston looking flat and apathetic. Of all the meeting rooms you would not want to be in on this past Monday morning, the Ravens top the list. How they respond this week will show a lot about the team. For Cleveland, it looks like its quarterback No. 3 but even if they had No. 1 or No. 2, I would still look for the Ravens to get their 10th win of the season in this game. Ravens by 10 to cover. New York Jets at Miami (-4.5) The Jets played a very competitive game against the Patriots last week, and that makes sense, given theyre divisional opponents. The Dolphins announced this week Joe Philbin will be back as head coach for Miami. If I am a Dolphins player, this last game is a key evaluation game as the old boss is the new boss again. Miami covers. Chicago at Minnesota (-7) The best thing about this season for the Vikings is that they may have found a quarterback for the present and for the future. Teddy Bridgewater has been a very quiet success story of the 2014 season. Hes not dominant in physical skills, but he is mature and composed. Compare Bridgewater to the Browns Johnny Manziel both off field and in their approach to football and behind the closed doors, I dont think there is a comparison. I am sure every Bear player just wants this season to end and yes, Jay Cutler is back. I dont think the Vikings will come out flat at home in the 16th game. The Bears, however, might. Vikings. San Diego at Kansas City (-2.5) The San Diego Chargers have an opportunity to get ttheir 10th win of the season and enter the playoffs with two straight wins to be confident they earned it. Artemi Panarin Jersey. The Chargers come-from-behind win over the 49ers showed a lot of heart and focus. Those traits have been absent in many other teams. For the Chiefs, the best you can do is 9-7. How do you evaluate 9-7? Not great, not bad, hopeful yet disappointing. Sometimes the worst way to end a season is right around .500. I will go back to November 30, when San Diego came back to beat the Ravens in Baltimore. As long as you have Philip Rivers, you have a fourth quarter chance. Chargers make the playoffs. Philadelphia at New York Giants (-2.5) The Giants have known for weeks their season would not end in the playoffs. The Eagles just came to that reality last Sunday. If one team will play with excessive energy, it will be the Giants. If one team may still be thinking what could have been, it will be the Eagles. Giants. St. Louis at Seattle (-13) After all the time, effort and planning, the Seahawks could still lose the NFC West if they lose to St. Louis this week and Arizona beats San Francisco. Both scenarios are possible, even though the Seahawks beat the Cardinals twice this year and held them to just nine points in two games. The first Rams and Seahawks game was in St. Louis, and it was the fake punt and a miss-direction punt return that allowed Jeff Fisher to outsmart Pete Carroll. I dont think it will happen again. The Seahawks need this game for a shot a home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, and I think they get it done. Seahawks dominate and cover. Arizona at San Francisco (-4.5) Logan Thomas (66, 240 lbs) is going to start and have the opportunity to show what he has. Only one question to be asked about Thomas; can he consistently throw accurately? The coach that takes over the 49ers this offseason will get a pretty good team. Colin Kaepernick will improve and they have a good power game with Frank Gore, depending on his future. The 49ers play Arizona twice a year every year, and they know the three-level blitz packages used by Arizonas Todd Bowels very well. On the road after the embarrassing Seattle game, with a rookie quarterback and playoff spot already clinched, I cant pick the Cardinals. 49ers cover. Oakland at Denver (-14.5) This shapes up to be a bounce back game for Peyton Manning. After a four interception game, it will be interesting to see how Manning will respond. After a slow start in Oakland in the first Raiders game, Denver exploded on offence. I dont expect a slow start from the Broncos in the rematch at Mile High Stadium but also dont see the Broncos winning by 15. Oakland. Carolina at Atlanta (-3.5) The winner of the NFC South will have a losing record going into the 2015 NFL playoffs but the players dont care. After 16 weeks, four exhibition games, training camp, minicamp, offseason conditioning and ups and downs of it all, the NFC South divisional title is up for the taking. Who will have a more productive game, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones or Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin? Im betting on Ryan and Jones in the Georgia Dome. Atlanta wins the NFC South. Detroit at Green Bay (-7) To win this game, Green Bay has to control the pass rush of the Detroit Lions. Against the Tampa bay Buccaneers, Aaron Rogers took a first half beating. Sometimes it was one on one pass blocking, other times it was receivers not separating effectively down field and other times it was just Rogers holding on to the ball too long and not sacrificing the present play for the next opportunity. Detroit only scored 20 points against a Bears defense that everybody scores points on and will also be without their starting center Dominic Raiola for this game. Yet, when you look at recent history opposing teams do move the ball effectively against the Packers, the biggest indicator being when Atlanta came back to make it a game in Green Bay. Both teams will be at their best for this game. Packers by 10 to cover. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-3.5) The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Denver Broncos because of special teams and secondary play last week. Andy Dalton continue to struggle with the deep ball, and his top receiver AJ Green may not be 100 per cent on Sunday night. I thought the Steelers played exceptionally well in critical moments in their Week 16 game against the Chiefs. Stopping Jamaal Charles on a fourth-down run changed the game. Steelers will spend the week watching Jeremy Hill and the success he had last week. Both teams have clinched, but both want the AFC North title. Pittsburgh takes it. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys Cheap Pelicans Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Thunder Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Suns Jerseys Cheap Blazers Jerseys Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys Cheap Spurs Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap Jazz Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '