At this rate, every pitcher in the American League may start dining on salmon and kale.
Certainly, it helped to fuel Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays to his latest superb outing, as Archer shut down the high-powered Toronto Blue Jays for his sixth straight victory Tuesday night. Archer allowed only three hits through eight innings and struck out seven.
The Rays, who had lost two in a row, snapped back to beat the Blue Jays and stay ahead in the AL East race.
Archer, who has a 1.66 era over his last eight games, outbattled R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays to improve his record to 9-4. He retired the first 13 batters he faced.
The Rays got RBI singles by Brandon Guyer and Joey Butler and a home run by Asdrubal Cabrera. The Blue Jays got home runs by former Ray Dioner Navarro and Edwin Encarnacion.
The Rays and Jays conclude their series today at 12:10 p.m. Nathan Karns of the Rays will oppose Marco Estrada.