Rays Bats Unable To Back Archer’s Solid Outing, Fall To Tigers

Rays Bats Unable To Capitalize On Opportunities 

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The Tampa Bay Rays lost their ninth one-run game of the season falling to the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Chris Archer (2-2, 6.05 ERA) worked six strong innings allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. He made 90 pitches with 57 for strikes.

Archer was not surprised that he came out after just 90 pitches. Noting that he’s thrown over 200 pitches in his last two starts. “Cash told me I did my job.” said Archer.

Andrew Kittredge and Jonny Venters each worked a scoreless inning in relief. The duo provided the offense with an opportunity to come back and gave the rest of the pen a much desired night off.

With the loss the Rays fall to 13-15 on the season and 5-9 in one run games. They had their chances but were held to 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and Wilson Ramos was thrown out at the plate to stifle a threat.

Archer On His Start:

Matt Boyd (1-2, 2.48 ERA) held the Rays to one run over six innings on seven hits while striking out seven and walking one. Shane Greene worked a scoreless ninth in picking up his fifth save. With the win the Tigers improve to 12-16 on the season.

The Rays will finish their three city eight game road trip with a getaway day on Wednesday. Blake Snell (4-1, 2.52 ERA) takes the ball for the Rays who look for their fifth straight series win. Tigers ace Michael Fulmer (1-2, 2.76 ERA) takes the mound for the Tigers.

Chirinos Hits DL:

Yonny Chirinos has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after experiencing elbow discomfort in his bullpen session Tuesday. He has returned to St. Petersburg where he will be examined by Dr. Koko Eaton.  Further updates will follow.

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