Rays lose 5-0 to Indians
The Rays, who were the best team in the American League during May, started off June with a loss, falling 5-0 to the Indians at Progressive Field Saturday afternoon.
The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Tampa Bay (30-25).
The Rays, coming off it's marathon 9-2 win on Friday night that ended at 3 a.m. - the latest game in club history - didn't have much time to recover before this one.
But Indians righty Ubaldo Jimenez, a former All-Star, stole the show, holding the Rays to just four hits in eight scoreless innings.
Meanwhile, Rays righty Chris Archer, starting against the team that drafted him, struggled in his season debut, lasting just four-plus innings, allowing five runs, including two home runs.
The main bright spot for Tampa Bay - other than the fact it didn't rain - was LHP Alex Torres, who was called up Saturday to add depth to an exhausted bullpen and came through - on no sleep - to throw four shutout innings, striking out six.
The Rays wrap up the three-game series with the Indians Sunday at 1:05 before an off-day and three-game series in Detroit.