Houston Downed 5-0 By Tampa Bay - Collin McHugh Takes Loss
Tampa Bay got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 5-0 victory over Houston on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay won as a -163 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Chris Archer earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Kevin Kiermaier in the win.
Houston got a 6-inning outing from Collin McHugh in the loss. He gave up 0 earned runs, 3 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Jose Altuve had 2 hits in the loss for the Astros.
Tampa Bay enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-3 advantage in hits.