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.

Photo: Getty Images

Chris Duel

Chris Duel

Catch Chris Duel weekday afternoons on Ticket 760 and host Spurs React on 1200 WOAI after every Spurs game. Get his official bio, social pages and articles on Ticket 760! Read more

title

Content Goes Here