Since the Tampa Bay Ray’s winning streak started against the Houston Astros, it only make sense that it ends with them.
Jarred Cosart was one start away from heading back to the minors, but he may have the Astros thinking twice after he hurls 6.1 innings of hitless baseball against the hottest team in the majors. In total, he held them to two hits in the eight innings he pitched, complete with giving up three walks and striking out two. Houston defeated Tampa Bay in the opener of the series, 2-1.
That lone run was scored in the bottom of the ninth. It didn’t seem likely after Yunel Escobar gronded into a double play to empty the bases, but Desmond Jennings took advantage of a throwing error by Jake Elmore, then Jennings took second base on a “defensive indifference.” Luke Scott would hit a line drive center field to score in Jennings.
The Rays mustered four total hits on the night and went 1-4 with runners in scoring position.
In a rare feat, Rays pitcher David Price suffered a loss and fell to 3-5 on the season despite pitching a complete game. He gives up eight hits and two earned runs, also having three strikeouts.