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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Onward to Houston

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Divisional Series - Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Four Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays got to Justin Verlander, who had been pitching on three days rest, for four runs early and that would be all they needed.

Going with a bullpen day, the Rays smorgasbord of pitchers got the job done against the fierce Astros offense as they held them to just one run — a solo home run from Robinson Chirinos.

Tommy Pham did Tommy Pham things and punished a Verlander mistake in the first and the Rays offense went to work. Kevin Cash, going to every available weapon in his aresenal, turned to the 2018 AL Cy Young to close out the game and that he did as the Rays took the victory and forced a game five on Thursday night in Houston.

Let’s go.

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