Early season struggles continue for Astros
Astros daily report: Rays 3, Astros 1
A quick breakdown of the series finale between the Astros and Rays on Sunday:
Final Score: Rays 3, Astros 1
Record: 1-3, fifth in the AL West.
Winning pitcher: Yonny Chirinos (1-0).
Losing pitcher: Wade Miley (0-1).
Star of the game: Jake Marisnick was the only bright spot in an otherwise disappointing game. He was responsible for the lone run on his solo home run and two of the only three hits of the afternoon.
Notes: Miley's first inning as an Astro did not go as planned, giving up a run on three hits to put the Rays up 1-0. Jake Marisnick tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the third, but Austin Meadows broke the tie in the bottom of the inning, blasting a two-run homer to center field off of Miley to make it 3-1. That score would go final after Yonny Chirinos made easy work of the Astros over seven innings before Tampa Bay's bullpen closed the door to hand Houston the series loss.
Up next: The Astros will travel to Arlington tonight to start a three-game set against the Rangers tomorrow night at 7:05 PM. Brad Peacock will get his 2019 season underway as the number five starter in Houston's rotation, while Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rangers.