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Morton throws seven scoreless innings as Rays beat Athletics

11 June 2019 07:44

Charlie Morton continued his stellar MLB season as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2.

The 35-year-old right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits at Tropicana Field on Monday.

Morton – who lowered his ERA to 2.10 for the season – struck out seven and walked two while throwing 94 pitches against the Athletics.

He also tossed seven shut-out innings in his last start against the Detroit Tigers on June 5.

"I felt alright. They hit a few balls real hard. Got some great plays behind us," Morton told reporters after the game. "Guys swung the bats there. Another awesome team win."

Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier all finished with two RBIs for Tampa Bay in the victory.

The Rays improved to 41-24 with the win while the Athletics fell to 33-34.

 

Wacha inspires Cardinals

Michael Wacha threw six shut-out innings in the St Louis Cardinals' 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins.

 

DeShields doesn't produce

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields went 0 for five with three strikeouts against the Boston Red Sox. But, Texas came away with a 4-3 win in extra innings.

 

Desmond destroys ball

Ian Desmond smoked this ball for the longest home run this season in a 6-5 win for the Colorado Rockies against the Chicago Cubs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks led off their game against the Philadelphia Phillies with back-to-back-to-back homers.

 

Monday's results

Arizona Diamondbacks 13-8 Philadelphia Phillies
Texas Rangers 4-3 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Oakland Athletics
New York Yankees-New York Mets (postponed)
St Louis Cardinals 4-1 Miami Marlins
Atlanta Braves 13-7 Pittsburgh Pirates
Colorado Rockies 6-5 Chicago Cubs
Washington Nationals 12-1 Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Mets at Yankees

The 2019 Subway Series will begin with a doubleheader on Tuesday after Monday's game was rained out. Zack Wheeler (5-3, 4.61 ERA) is set to start for the Mets in game one, while Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) will pitch the night cap. The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA) and James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA).

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