For all of the pitching losses, the Tampa Bay Rays are still the same old club.
Just look at the last game their arms allowed them to steal, a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Rays beat the Mariners with only two hits over the first eight innings, a single by Joey Butler and a single by Steven Souza Jr. to drive him in. The Rays got their other run when Logan Forsythe was hit by a pitch and was driven in by Jake Elmore’s groundout.
That was enough thanks to pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, who allowed only one run over 5 1/3 innings. Seattle stranded 10 runners and was one-for-11 with runners in scoring position. The Mariners have scored only 13 tines in a six-game losing streak.
The Rays are currently 5-2 on their current road swing. With their three-game winning streak, they are one-half game behind the Yankees.
Jake Odorizzi pitches tonight for the Rays. J.A. Happ pitches for Seattle.