Archer has 10 strikeouts, Rays beat Gausman, Orioles 2-0

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali, left, celebrates with center fielder Kevin Kiermaier after the Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Monday. AP Photo

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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