Archer gets first win since July as Rays top Orioles 4-3

By Associated Press,
Last Updated: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Chris Archer won for the first time since July 24 and Brad Miller hit a three-run homer to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night.

Archer (10-12) pitched five shutout innings before two Rays relievers helped stretch Baltimore's scoreless streak to 23 innings. Pedro Alvarez halted the drought with a two-run single off Tommy Hunter in the eighth.

Trey Mancini's 17-game hitting streak, a Baltimore rookie record, ended but he scored a run after drawing a walk.

Archer, who had lost five straight starts, struck out six and allowed only two hits. He finished the season with 249 strikeouts, three short of his own club record set two years ago.

Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 47th save in 53 tries.