Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are playing dominating baseball at home, winning eight of 10 games at Tropicana Field, but they will have a challenge continuing that this weekend against a Houston Astros team that is 4-1 on the road and has won seven of eight overall.
"What a series. Great series. Nice to bounce back," Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday after Tampa Bay's easy 8-1 win finished a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers. "We had some timely hitting and took advantage of some mistakes. Any time you're able to jump on those, it helps a lot."
The division-leading Astros almost have to fare better than the Tigers, who were held to three hits Thursday and continued a slew of defensive gaffes that factored in the Rays' early lead.Read More...