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Jose Altuve homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to lift Houston to a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Buster breaks down Tuesday's action, including the amazing Mike Trout and the Blake Snell led Rays slowing the Astros.
Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.
C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Astros' 12-game winning streak is over. They got two runners on in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but A.J. Hinch elected not to pinch-hit for light-hitting Jake Marisnick with Brian McCann available on the bench, and Sergio Romo induced the game-ending pop-up. The Rays had a lefty warming up, but I'd take McCann versus Jonny Venters over Marisnick versus Romo.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Justin Verlander did come out for the seventh, but couldn't finish it as Adeiny Hechavarria had a terrific 10-pitch at-bat with two outs and finally doubled over the glove of Alex Bregman. Verlander leaves after throwing a season-high 122 pitches and you know he's not happy about leaving with his baserunner out there on second base.
Alex Bregman hit a game-ending, two-run double with one out in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Tuesday to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.
The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way, and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?
With several headliners bowing out, the best Derby showdown would pit mighty mites such as Mookie Betts against supersized monster mashers.
Wilmer Font held the high-scoring Yankees in check in the latest Tampa Bay game "started" by a reliever, and the Rays held off New York 3-1 Sunday to avoid a sweep.
The Tampa Bay Rays activated shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and placed infielder Christian Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday.
Luis Severino pitched eight sharp innings and also jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday.
Jonathan Loaisiga pitched three-hit ball over five impressive innings to win his major league debut, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Friday night.
Buster breaks down Thursday's action, including a bunch of free baseball in Miami and Gleyber Torres' ascent to must-watch television.
Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer and Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win as the New York Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.
In an era so filled with whiffs that it's pushing Nolan Ryan himself down all-time lists, pitching to contact still exists.
Matt Duffy's RBI single with two outs in the ninth drove in the game's only run in the Tampa Bay Rays' 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Every club has someone whose performance has a huge impact in-game and on the season. Who's that guy on your favorite team?
Wilson Ramos homered, six Tampa Bay relievers combined for a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer, who has been on the 10-day DL with a left abdominal strain since June 3, has no timetable for when he will throw off a mound and could be sidelined through the All-Star break.
With a hole in their rotation and their bats suddenly silent, the Red Sox got a lift from Steven Wright, who could play a key role going forward.
Jake Bauers hit his first career home run to put Tampa Bay ahead in the fourth inning and the Rays went on to an 8-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
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Earned Run Average3.8912th