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Game Story

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Archer didn't need much run support for the struggling Tampa Bay hitters. Archer allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings, Kevin Kiermaier and Evan Longoria homered on consecutive pitches, and the Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-0 on Thursday night. ''Tonight he was...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
TB 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 X 5 9 0

Scoring Summary

Bottom 4th: Tampa Bay
Yunel Escobar singled to center, James Loney scored, Brandon Guyer to third
HOU 0 - TB 1
Ryan Hanigan sacrificed to pitcher, Brandon Guyer scored, Yunel Escobar to second
HOU 0 - TB 2
Bottom 7th: Tampa Bay
Kevin Kiermaier homered to right, Ryan Hanigan scored
HOU 0 - TB 4
Evan Longoria homered to deep left
HOU 0 - TB 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Houston

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Dexter FowlerCF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .282
José Altuve2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .331
George SpringerRF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .246
Jon Singleton1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .224
Matt Domínguez3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .249
Jason CastroC 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .221
Chris CarterDH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .189
Alex PresleyLF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .239
Jonathan VillarSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .204
Totals 30 0 3 0 0 3 12 2 11
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Singleton 1, M Dominguez 1
Team LOB - 6
Running
SB - J Altuve 2 (26, 2nd base off C Archer/R Hanigan, 2nd base off C Archer/R Hanigan)
Fielding
E - J Villar (10, field); C McHugh (2, throw)

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsCF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .241
Ben Zobrist2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .248
Kevin KiermaierRF 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 4 .316
Evan Longoria3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 .265
James Loney1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .278
Brandon GuyerLF 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .246
Matt JoyceDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Yunel EscobarSS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247
Ryan HaniganC 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .235
Totals 33 5 9 5 2 3 6 0 20
Batting
2B - M Joyce (14, C McHugh)
HR - K Kiermaier (4, 7th inning off P Clemens 1 on, 2 Out), E Longoria (9, 7th inning off P Clemens 0 on, 2 Out)
S - R Hanigan
RBI - K Kiermaier 2 (6), E Longoria (33), Y Escobar (19), R Hanigan (25)
2-out RBI - K Kiermaier 2, E Longoria
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Jennings 1, E Longoria 1, J Loney 1, Y Escobar 1
Team LOB - 8

Pitching

Houston

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Collin McHugh(L, 4-5) 6.0 4 2 0 3 6 0 1.09 2.76
Paul Clemens 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 2 1.69 6.08
Chad Qualls 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.05 2.19

Tampa Bay

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Archer(W, 4-4) 6.2 3 0 0 2 8 0 1.33 3.14
Brad Boxberger(HLD, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.11 2.96
Joel Peralta 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.20 3.69
Grant Balfour 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.48 5.72
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - C McHugh 104-62; P Clemens 14-9; C Qualls 10-8; C Archer 102-62; B Boxberger 4-3; J Peralta 20-11; G Balfour 13-9
Ground balls-fly balls - C McHugh 7-8; P Clemens 1-5; C Qualls 2-0; C Archer 4-8; B Boxberger 0-0; J Peralta 1-2; G Balfour 0-0
Batters faced - C McHugh 26; P Clemens 7; C Qualls 4; C Archer 25; B Boxberger 1; J Peralta 4; G Balfour 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:06.
Umpires: HP--Seth Buckminster. 1B--Fieldin Culbreth. 2B--Manny Gonzalez. 3B--Brian Knight.
Weather: INDOORS
Wind: 0 mph, .
Attendance: 10,880.