ASTROS LOSE THE FINALE

Astros daily report presented by APG&E: 3 hits from the 9-8 loss

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The Astros secured another series win after beating the Rays on Wednesday night. Houston was looking for a sweep on Thursday afternoon with Zack Greinke taking the hill. Here is a recap of the finale of the three-game series.

Final Score: Rays 9, Astros 8.

Record: 87-48, first in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Jose De Leon (1-0, 3.00 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Chris Devenski (2-3, 5.28 ERA).

Not a great start for Greinke

Despite Zack Greinke not having his best performance on Thursday, the Astros still had a chance to win the game. Houston had a 6-5 lead going into the seventh inning when Chris Devenski gave up three earned runs giving the Rays an 8-6 lead.

Astros fight back

​The Astros added a run in the bottom of the seventh, making it a one-run game. That didn't last long when the Rays took that run right back in the top of the eighth making the score 9-7.

Toro homers in the ninth inning

Abraham Toro put the Astros within one run when he homered in the bottom of the ninth off Emilio Pagan, but that wasn't enough as the Astros lost the final game of the series.

Up Next: The Astros head to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays that starts on Friday at 6:07PM. Wade Miley (13-4, 3.13 ERA) takes the mound for Houston and will face RHP Trent Thornton (4-8, 5.34 ERA).

The Astros daily report is presented by APG&E.

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