Jake Odorizzi & Pen Shutout Cubs 4-0
Odorizzi Rebounds From Shortest Outing With Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 4-0. The victory pulls the Rays to within 2 games of the .500 mark at 57-59.
They remain 10 games behind the Baltimore Orioles who defeated the St. Louis Cardinalsin the American League East and 5.5 games behind the second AL Wild Card leading Kansas City Royals who extended their win streak to six in a row by defeating the San Francisco Giants.
Jake Odorizzi (8-9, 3.89 ERA) worked six scoreless innings for the win allowing three hits striking out nine and walking none. It was an impressive outing coming on the heels of his worst outing as a member of the Rays (3IP/5ER) against the Los Angeles Angels and second shortest outing of his career - 2 IP as a member of the Royals against the Cleveland Indians on September 29, 2012.
Edwin Jackson (6-12, 5.61 ERA) took the loss allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits striking out three and walking three. He allowed a pair of runs in the second inning on a RBI double by Evan Longoria and a 2-out RBI single by Yunel Escobar.
The Rays jumped out to a 2-o lead in the second inning on a 1-out RBI double by Evan Longoria and a 2-out RBI single by Yunel Escobar.
In the top of the sixth inning the Rays loaded the bases thanks to a pair of walks and an error by Javier Baez. Yunel Escobar delivered a single back up the middle to put the Rays up 4-0.