DEVIL RAYS 5, ASTROS 4: Trent Brown (3-2) and Ricky McCreery (second save) combined for four innings of scoreless relief, and Eddy De lo Santos' fly ball to center in the sixth was dropped for a two-base error, scoring the winning runs in a Gulf Coast League game at Kissimmee on Thursday. Jeison Arias was 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice as the Rays improved to 12-20.
LATE WEDNESDAY _ BUTTE 5, OGDEN 1: James Manias (2-1) allowed just three hits in eight shutout innings as the Copper Kings (15-19) won in Utah. He retired the last 13 batters. Jared Verrall homered, Matt Quatraro singled in two runs and Mike King had three hits. Marcus McCain stole three bases, giving him 16, and went 1-for-2 to raise his average to .380. He has hit safely in 16 of 17 games.