OAKLAND, Calif. — With a day's reflection, RHP Chris Archer said the best thing about his Thursday one-hit, complete-game, 98-pitch masterpiece in Houston was the most obvious."Team win," Archer said. "Whatever it takes to do that. And (Thursday) night it was what it took."That's always going to be the No. 1 objective. So it was nice to get that W."From a personal standpoint, he was most pleased the 1-0 win was a "CG-SHUT" — a complete-game shutout, what he was told to strive for when he joined the Rays in 2012."That's what's preached here since the day I got here," Archer said. "(Former Rays ace RHP James ) Shields made a point to let me know what was important, what your goal should be. Some guys are more capable than others of doing that, so it's about being realistic with your goals. And that's my goal every time I step foot on the mound is to go nine and not give up any runs."The no-hit stuff and the perfect-game stuff … it's really hard to control the umpire's strike zone to not walk somebody, and shifts and defensive plays and scoring. But putting up zeroes is more controllable."Archer's individual performance, the first complete game by a Rays pitcher in nearly a year, was noteworthy in a number of ways:• He became the fourth Ray to throw a one-hit complete game, joining Joe Kennedy (2002), Matt Garza (2008) and Shields (2008), though the only to do so in a 1-0 win.• He became the first AL pitcher with a one-hitter in a 1-0 win since Blue Jays RHP Brendan Morrow on Aug. 8, 2010, against the Rays.• He threw his second "Maddux" — a game named after Hall of Famer Greg Maddux in which a pitcher has a complete-game shutout with fewer than 100 pitches. Shields had four; no other Ray has had one, though Jeff Niemann and Doug Waechter did it with 100 pitches.• He became the seventh pitcher in the past 30 years — the time in which pitch-count data is considered complete — to log 11 or more strikeouts in nine innings while throwing fewer than 100 pitches.• He made his eighth start of the season without allowing an earned run, tops in the AL and tying LHP Matt Moore 's 2013 team record.Manager Kevin Cash said that in addition to the dazzling pitching, he was most impressed by how Archer fielded his position, which has been problematic in the past. Pitching coach Jim Hickey said he liked how Archer didn't just "out-stuff" the Astros but backed off from maximum effort to make pitches and stick to the game plan. Hickey also liked the high percentage of pitches Archer executed. McGEE UPDATE: The Rays are more encouraged about the possibility of LHP Jake McGee making it back before the end of the season based on results of the Friday surgery on his left knee. Dr. Koco Eaton had to only trim and clean out the area rather than do an extensive repair, which makes a six-week recovery more realistic than the original target of six to eight. Where the Rays are in the playoff race could also affect the decision."It was on the positive side," Cash said. "Everybody is optimistic (McGee will) go through the rehab process — nobody seems to be giving an exact time frame on anything — but we're hopeful that maybe we'll get to see him at some point before the year's out." HE'S BAAACK: John Jaso was excited to be in Oakland, where he spent the two previous (injury-shortened) seasons, though he noted that both players the A's got for him, Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist , had been traded. "I like the coaches, and I like the players, and it's always good to see them and compete against them," Jaso said. "And it's also good to be back in California." MISCELLANY: Cash said he will continue to monitor LF Desmond Jennings daily but there have been no issues with his surgically repaired left knee. … Thursday was the Rays' ninth 1-0 win in the past two seasons, most in the majors, and 109th shutout since Hickey became pitching coach in 2007, tops in the AL.