ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Chris Archer struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings to end a 10-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Kevin Gausman and the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Monday night.
Archer (1-4) allowed five hits to get his first win since beating the Orioles on Aug. 31. The Rays opening day starter was 0-7 during the winless stretch.
Archer also ended a 10-start winless run at home, which included six losses, dating to a June 23 victory over Toronto.
Gausman (0-1) returned from the disabled list and struck out seven while pitching one-run ball through five innings. The right-hander missed the start of the season with a right shoulder strain.
Alex Colome got the final out for his fourth save to complete the five-hitter.
Curt Casali scored one run with a two-out double in the fifth, his third hit in 27 at-bats. In the sixth, Vance Worley hit Casali with a bases-loaded pitch.