Astros drop game three of series

Astros daily report: Rays 3, Astros 1

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A quick recap of Saturday's Astros game against the Rays:

Final Score: Rays 3, Astros 1

Record: 1-2, third in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Tyler Glasnow (1-0).

Losing pitcher: Collin McHugh (0-1).

Star of the game: Collin McHugh made it two straight nights where a starter did a great job but didn't have the offense behind them to earn a win. McHugh was only able to go five innings, but his pitches had great movement to them, allowing him to rack up nine strikeouts to go with his two earned runs on just three hits and one walk.

Notes: Alex Bregman put Houston on the board early with a solo home run in the top of the first, giving Collin McHugh a lead to work with when he took the mound for his return to the starting rotation. He looked fantastic through the first four innings, allowing just one baserunner on a walk in the bottom of the fourth, then faltered in the fifth to let the Rays take a 2-1 lead. Will Harris made his 2019 debut with a scoreless sixth, as did Chris Devenski who threw a hitless seventh before returning in the eighth to allow a run on three hits to extend the Rays lead to 3-1. The Astros managed to load the bases with two outs in the eighth, but couldn't convert, and came up empty in the ninth as well. The Astros fall to 1-2 on the season.

Up next: The Astros will wrap up the season-opening series with the Rays tomorrow afternoon at 12:10 PM. We'll get our first look at Wade Miley on the mound for Houston, while Tampa Bay is expected to go to their tactic of having a bullpen day every few days.

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