After the Yankees sweep of the Twins on Monday night, only one game remained on the calendar for Tuesday: American League Division Series Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays.
Rays 4, Astros 1 (box score)
The Rays got to SP Verlander early, scoring three runs in the 1st inning on a solo shot by DH Tommy Pham, an RBI single by C Travis d’Arnaud, and an RBI double by INF Joey Wendle. INF Willy Adames added an insurance run with a solo homer in the 4th.
Division Series action continues this evening with two decisive Game 5 contests in the National League. First up is the Cardinals at Braves at 5:02 PM ET. Matchup: Jack Flaherty (11-8, 2.75 ERA) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (8-6, 4.54 ERA). The Nationals at Dodgers will be the prime-time tilt at 8:37 PM ET. Matchup: Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) vs. Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA).
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