Verlander Throws 7 Innings of One-hit, Shutout Ball as Astros Take Game 1

Divisional Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - Game One

Justin Verlander struck out eight over seven innings of one-hit, shutout ball as the Astros opened their American League Division Series with a 6-2 win over the Rays in Houston. Jose Altuve broke up a scoreless game with a two-run homer in a four-run fifth. Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel added RBI doubles in the seventh to extend the Astros' lead to 6-0. Eric Sogard and Austin Meadows each had run-scoring hits in the eighth for Tampa Bay. Tyler Glasnow took the loss for the Rays. Houston hosts Game Two of the best-of-five series on Saturday.

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