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Rays reach 98th win, secure team record, beat Astros 7-0

Rays reach 98th win, secure team record, beat Astros 7-0

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Sep 30
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The Tampa Bay Rays set a franchise record when they secured their 98th victory of the season, which came against the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi both homered, which helped the Rays beat the Astros 7-0 to clinch the top seed in the American League playoffs.

Rays starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen tossed five shutout innings. He surrendered a hit and no walks while striking out two batters on 54 pitches.

“I don’t think we’re satisfied,” Rasmussen said. “We still have a chance to win 100 games.”

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash hoped that his team could deliver the same results in the third game against Houston and progress to the postseason.

“You want to get in, you want to win the East and if you have a chance you want to do what these guys did tonight,” Cash said. “It solidifies it that much more. There’s been a lot of good teams over the years… to be able to be at the top of the list with that many wins says a lot about the guys in the clubhouse.”

Meanwhile, Astros manager Dusty Baker was disappointed with his team’s performance last night.

“The key is you’re still on the cusp,” Baker said. “There’s a whole bunch of people who ain’t on the cusp. You’ve got to play the game. Nobody is going to give it to you.”

The Rays will play the winner of the AL’s Wild Card Game.

  • Tampa Bay Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division.

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  • Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League West division,

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  • Ji-man Choi

    Ji-Man Choi is a South Korean professional baseball designated hitter, first baseman, and outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball .

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