Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays were shutout by the Cleveland Indians, snapping their franchise record, 12 game winning streak at home.
Tampa Bay mustered just four hits on the night. Tommy Pham extended his hitting streak with a single, Ji-Man Choi had a basehit after his walk-off blast on Monday night, and Joey Wendle had two hits, including a double. The Rays went 0-6 with runners in scoring position, while Cleveland went 0-8.
The two runs came via two solo home runs, both hit off of Tyler Glasnow, who was excellent after his horrific outing his last time out. Glasnow worked seven innings, yielding those two runs, allowing six hits, striking out three, and walking none. Vidal Nuno, Andrew Kittredge, and Jaime Schultz all delivered scoreless outings in relief.
The Oakland Athletics won their 5th game in a row last night, gaining a game on both the Rays and Mariners, who remained tied at 8.5 games back in the Wild Card chase with less than 20 games to go.
The Rays and Indians will play the finale of their series this afternoon with a 1:10 start time. Blake Snell will go for the Rays and he’ll be opposed by Carlos Carrasco.
- John Sickels of Minor League Ball shared his thoughts on Rays catcher, Nick Ciuffo
- Another Rays pitching prospect has undergone Tommy John surgery, with Jose Mujica finally undergoing the knife
- A man is suing the Tampa Bay Rays for sending him promotional text messages
- Despite the viscous prank war between them, Terry Francona and Kevin Cash are among the best of friends
- Craig Edwards of FanGraphs breaks down the Cy Young race using contact quality
Around the League
- With a victory last night, the Boston Red Sox punched their ticket to the postseason. They are on the cusp of 100 wins.
- Dansby Swanson attempted to field a slow groundball yesterday, but a broken bat came with the ball and foiled that attempt
- Spencer Kieboom ended his game yesterday with an added home run and minus a tooth