In the midst of a terrible season that has seen the Tampa Bay Rays (37-57) accumulate a losing record and, at one point, lose 11 games in a row, the Rays had a bit of a breakthrough Wednesday night on offense.
The Rays dominated the Colorado Rockies (43-51) 11-3 on the road. It was the second game in a row that the team has beat the Rockies by scoring at least 10 runs.
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But, the Rays scored 11 runs off 16 hits. Pitcher Chris Archer–who had his first win since June 6–struck out 11 batters over six innings and the Rays won the three-game road series against the Rockies.
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Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said he was pleased with the team’s offense. He also took time to praise second baseman Tim Beckham, who was five-for-five at the plate.
Beckham said he hopes to build off that momentum.
Next up, the Rays will face the Oakland Athletics (42-53) in a four-game series on the road. Though the Athletics sit at last place in the American League West division, they won the series when they last faced the Rays in a three-game series in May.
First pitch against the A’s is set for 10:05 p.m. on Thursday.