So what’s so hard about this “baseball” stuff, anyway?
The Tampa Bay Rays are suddenly a hot streak. Or, at least-their version of one. The Rays have won two in a row, scoring 11 runs in an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. It was the second straight game in which the team scored double digits. It was the first time the Rays have won back to back games since a three-game winning streak from June 12-14.
The Rays are back to within 20 games of .500, and while that’s not much to brag about, it’s a start.
Chris Archer improved his record to 5-13 with the win, going six innings and allowing only two earned runs. He struck out 11.
The Rays, who had scored 10 the previous game, have now had 29 hits over the past two games.
Tim Beckham went five-for-five with the Rays, even though he exited the game hitting only .206. Corey Dickerson had three and Evan Longoria and Steven Souza had two each.
The Rays led 4-2 going into the fourth, but their second five-run inning in two games blew it open.
Tampa Bay opens a three-game swing against the A’s tonight when Matt Moore pitches against Sonny Gray.