MLB: Starter Chris Archer led the Tampa Bay Rays to yet another victory
Last Updated: July 28, 2013 12:03pm
Chris Archer kept the Yankees very quiet
In-form pitcher Chris Archer produced another superb display as the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 1-0.
Archer retired the first 10 batters he faced at Yankee Stadium before Ichiro Suzuki reached on an error by third baseman Evan Longoria.
However, 24-year-old rookie Archer went on to shut-out the Yankees on two hits, no walks and just 97 pitches, his second shut-out in his last three starts.
Starter Ivan Nova pitched seven good innings for the hosts but an RBI single from Kelly Johnson in the sixth won it for the Rays, who are 21-3 in their last 24 games.
Detroit starter Max Scherzer took his record to an impressive 15-1 as the AL Central-leading Tigers romped to a 10-0 over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies, who have now lost seven in a row.
Scherzer threw six innings of one-hit ball on his 29th birthday while Miguel Cabrera marked his return to the line-up with a home run and three RBIs.
There was a good pitching duel in Cleveland as the Indians beat the Texas Rangers 1-0.
Indians starter Justin Masterson (12-7) struck out eight in seven and two-thirds innings while his Texas counterpart Yu Darvish struck out 11 in six innings.
However, Darvish did give up the game's only run early on, Michael Bourn homering when he led off the bottom of the first.
Simmons stars for Braves
In the National League, Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double off reliever Trevor Rosenthal in the eighth as the Braves beat the St Louis Cardinals 2-0.
Braves starter Julio Teheran restricted the Cards to two hits over seven innings before Luis Avilan and closer Craig Kimbrel stepped in to complete the win.
The Nationals hit three home runs off Dillon Gee and starter Dan Haren earned his first victory since 9 May as Washington beat the New York Mets 4-1.
And Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out nine for the in-form Los Angeles Dodgers, who made it eight wins in nine with a 4-1 success over the Cincinnati Reds.