Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the lineup for a second straight game, Wednesday night's 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros, with an injured left wrist.
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Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday.
Final: Tigers slip by Rays
Chris Archer had 11K's in 7 innings -- and even a bid for a perfect game -- but ended up with the loss as Detroit rallied behind starter Justin Verlander, who reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time since 2013. Box score
Verlander's perfect game bid broken up
Asdrubal Cabrera sent a solo shot into the right-field seats for the first hit of this afternoon's Tigers-Rays game to hang a hit on Detroit starter Justin Verlander. Tampa Bay leads 1-0. Follow live
Pitching duel in Tigers-Rays
Justin Verlander has 5 K's and no hits. Chris Archer has 7 K's and no hits. It's the first game this season where both starting pitchers have perfect game bids through 4 innings. Follow live
Verlander sends 'em down in order
It was a 1-2-3 inning for Tigers starter Justin Verlander as Detroit takes on the Rays. The Tigers are back up to bat at the start of the second. Follow live
Casali strikes twice... again
If Curt Casali's 2-homer night on Tuesday looked familiar, that's because it happened Monday too. Casali became the fourth player since 1900 with two homers in back-to-back nights in his first 50 MLB games. Kahrl: Tuesday's Top 5
Rookie Curt Casali had three hits and homered twice for the second straight game, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to 10-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Rays rout Tigers
Curt Casali went deep in the fourth and sixth innings, and the Rays added five runs in the eighth to run away from the Tigers in a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field. Box score
Casali goes yard again in sixth inning
Curt Casali entered the game with five HRs this season, but the Rays catcher has since added two in a 5-1 game vs. the Tigers. Casali is the first player with consecutive multi-HR games since Carlos Gonzalez did so on Sunday and Monday. Follow live
The Los Angeles Angels acquired David Murphy from the Cleveland Indians and picked up David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, giving up two low-level prospects in the deals.
Rays' top pitching prospect promoted
Taylor Guerrieri, Tampa Bay's first pick in the 2011 draft, was promoted to Double-A Montgomery on Tuesday. The right-hander was the team's fourth-ranked prospect on Keith Law's preseason list.
Does Evan Longoria's diving stop and throw to first from his knees top Jarrod Dyson's over-the-shoulder catch to start the double play?
Curt Casali homered twice, Nathan Karns took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Monday night.
Curt Casali fuels Rays in win
The catcher recorded his first multi-HR game of his career in the 5-2 win over the Tigers, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Nathan Karns got the win at the Trop. Box score
Tigers get one back on Rays
Yoenis Cespedes hit his 16th HR of the season in 7th to put Detroit on the board but couldn't scratch out any more runs. Tampa Bay leads 3-1 in the 7th. Follow live
Tampa Bay's trade goals still hazy
With a GM as quiet at Matt Silverman, it's hard to say what the Rays will do. They've listened to offers for Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee, and it's possible they'll want to upgrade their lineup in exchange. Updated deadline preview (Insider)
Tampa Bay pitcher trying to find form
The Rays thought with Matt Moore's return they would have a viable second option to ace Chris Archer. So far, that hasn't been the case. MLB Power Rankings
Nolan Reimold had a two-run double among three hits Sunday, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 for their second straight win after a four-game skid.
#Orioles defeat Rays, 5-2 and take the series. Finally heading back to Baltimore! #Birdland
Final: Orioles 5, Rays 2
Nolan Reimold went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs to lead the Orioles to a win over the Rays, moving Baltimore back within a game of .500. Tampa Bay is just 3-6 since the All-Star Break. Box score
On Base Percentage.30425th
Earned Run Average3.549th
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