Austin Pruitt, yes…Austin Pruitt, stymied Cleveland’s offense across 5-1/3 innings, while Tampa Bay broke open a scoreless game in the seventh as the Rays cruised to a 4-0 win on Friday.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays will begin a three-game series at Tropicana Field on Monday night. Toronto is coming off a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, while the Rays dropped three of four against Seattle, and nine of their last 10.
Less than a week after they faced one another in Seattle, the Mariners are in St. Petersburg where they are set to start a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, starting Thursday night.
The Rays scored 12 unanswered runs on Monday and snapped an eight-game losing streak at Kauffman Stadium with a colossal 12-0, two-hit victory over KC.
After taking two of three from the Cardinals — and notching their second consecutive series win — the Tampa Bay Rays will continue their nine-game road trip to Kansas City, where they’ll face the Royals over the next three days.