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Archer’s one-hitter leads Rays to win over Astros

AP, HOUSTON, Texas

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Asdrubal Cabrera tags out the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve at second base in the first inning of their game in Houston on Thursday.

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Chris Archer pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a fifth-inning single by Colby Rasmus, and struck out 11 to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday night.

Archer (11-9) retired the final 15 batters, fanning five. Rasmus led off the fifth with a groundball single and was the last runner for the AL West leaders.

Desmond Jennings got two hits for Tampa Bay and drove in the lone run with a single in the fourth off Collin McHugh (13-7).

TIGERS 4, RANGERS 0

In Detroit, Michigan, Alfredo Simon threw a one-hitter in his first career complete game as Detroit topped Texas in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.

The Rangers’ only hit came with two outs in the fifth, when Rougned Odor doubled.

Martin Perez (1-3) took the loss for Texas, giving up three runs, six hits and three walks.

CUBS 7, BRAVES 1

In Chicago, Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th win and Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell homered to lead the Chicago Cubs over Atlanta.

Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak after winning nine straight and 15 of 16.

Arrieta (15-6) improved to 9-1 in his past 12 starts. The right-hander gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.30.

Mike Foltynewicz (4-5) gave up seven runs in 4-2/3 innings.

INDIANS 3, YANKEES 2

In New York, Josh Tomlin had his second impressive start since returning from shoulder surgery and Cody Allen worked out of his own jam in the ninth inning as Cleveland held off the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

Tomlin (1-1) only allowed Alex Rodriguez’s 680th career home run leading off the fourth and a double to Chase Headley in seven deliberate innings.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit an RBI double, and Michael Brantley — still limited to designated hitter because of a sore shoulder — and Jose Ramirez had RBI singles off Ivan Nova (5-5).

ROYALS 4, RED SOX 1

In Boston, Wade Miley pitched into the eighth inning and Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs as Boston ended Kansas City’s five-game winning streak.

Miley (10-9) helped the Red Sox improve to 5-2 under bench coach Torey Lovullo, who took over when manager John Farrell announced that is being treated for cancer. Mookie Betts, Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts had two hits apiece for Boston.

Danny Duffy (6-6) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings.

In other results, it was:

‧ Pirates 4, Giants 0

‧ Rockies 3, Nationals 2

‧ Diamondbacks 5, Reds 4

‧ Marlins 9, Phillies 7

‧ Twins 15, Orioles 2

‧ White Sox 8, Angels 2

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