Houston Ace Justin Verlander did not look sharp on only three days rest. A.J. Hinch the Astros manager made the tough choice to put his work hoarse on the hill, and Tampa Bay made him pay.
The Rays wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first they sent three men across home plate. In total Verlander gave up 4 runs, walked 3 batters, struck out 5 and allowed 7 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Tampa Bay sent a revolving door of pitchers to the mound Nick Anderson lasted the longest throwing 2 1/3 innings striking out 2 and giving up 1 hit.
Robinson Chirinos solo homered in the top of the 8th for the Stro’s only run of the ballgame. The clinching game 5 will be in Houston tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m.
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