They didn’t hit it often. They didn’t score until late.
Tampa Bay had only four hits, and it didn’t score until the seventh inning. But on a night when the Rays ended 18 games of torture – a 3-15 record – it was enough.
Erasmo Ramirez ran his record to 8-3, throwing six innings of four-hit baseball, and the relievers of Jake McGee, Kevin Jepson and Brad Boxberger allowed only one hit and no runs. In the bottom of the sixth, David DeJesus and Evan Longoria had RBI groundouts. Brandon Guyer hit a home run in the seventh for an insurance run.
Today, Jake Odorizzi returns to the Rays after spending time on the disabled list. Dallas Keuchel goes for his 12th win for Houston.