Jake Odorizzi took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in entrance of a tiny house crowd, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night time.
Lucas Duda homered and drove in each runs for the Rays, who improved to .500 on the season and obtained inside two video games of Minnesota for the second AL wild card.
Joe Mauer obtained the Twins’ first hit _ and prolonged his hitting streak to 14 video games _ with a grounder that caromed off second base with one out within the seventh. Odorizzi (eight-7) was lifted for reliever Dan Jennings after hanging out the subsequent batter, Jorge Polanco.
The one different batter to succeed in base towards Odorizzi was Eddie Rosario, who walked main off the fifth.
The sport was performed earlier than a crowd of 6,509, the smallest-ever introduced attendance for a Rays residence recreation. Almost four hundred fewer followers attended final Wednesday’s relocated recreation between the Astros and Rangers at Tropicana Subject.
Odorizzi gained consecutive begins for the primary time this season. The 27-yr-previous proper-hander had been 1-three with a 6.forty five ERA in 5 begins since coming back from the disabled record due to a decrease again pressure.
Duda hit his twenty seventh homer this season within the fourth off Bartolo Colon (6-eleven). It was his tenth for the Rays, who acquired him from the New York Mets on July 28. Duda made it 2-zero with an RBI double within the sixth.
Making his twenty fifth profession begin towards Tampa Bay, Colon allowed two runs on 5 hits and struck out 5 in 6 2/three innings.
Robbie Grossman homered within the ninth off Alex Colome, who completed the sport for his AL-main forty second save in forty seven alternatives.
With Hurricane Irma anticipated to hit Florida over the weekend, the Rays have moved their flight for the weekend collection in Boston from late Wednesday to Thursday afternoon. “It is simply to permit an additional night time and an additional morning for guys to assist their households and to get located for no matter occasions happen,” supervisor Kevin Money stated.
Twins: OF Robbie Grossman, who missed 18 video games with a fractured left thumb, returned to the lively roster after a rehab task.
Rays: RHP Chris Archer, who left Saturday’s begin with a stiff arm within the first inning, expects to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and hopes to return to the rotation over the weekend in Boston. … 1B Logan Morrison was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to sickness.
RHP Aaron Slegers will get his second main league begin for the Twins within the collection finale Wednesday towards LHP Blake Snell, who’s unbeaten (three-zero) over his final seven begins.