Rays beat Houston Astros 5-2 - FOX 13 News

Rays beat Houston Astros 5-2

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-2 on Sunday.

Escobar hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez had an RBI grounder off Dallas Keuchel (8-5) to give the Rays a 4-2 lead in the sixth.

The Rays are 8-18 over their past 26 games, including five wins in seven games against Houston.

Keuchel allowed five runs and nine hits over eight innings.

Dexter Fowler put the Astros up 1-0 when he hit the first pitch of the game from Erik Bedard into the left-field seats. It was his ninth career leadoff homer and third this season.

Bedard, who was with Houston last season, gave up two runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Juan Carlos Oviedo (3-2) got two outs in the sixth for the win. Joel Peralta pitched the ninth for his first save.

Rodriguez made it 5-2 on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.

Houston took a 2-1 lead in the third on Jose Altuve's single. Jonathan Villar opened the inning with a double, was awarded a steal of third after a replay challenge resulted in an out call being overturned and scored on the hit by Altuve.

Altuve has 13 hits in his past 24 at-bats.

The Rays tied it at 1 in the bottom of the first on Evan Longoria's single.

Desmond Jennings was caught attempting to steal home with Longoria batting to end the third, a call that was confirmed by a replay review. After catcher Carlos Corporan threw the ball back to Keuchel, Jennings broke for the plate, but was tagged by Corporan after a return throw from Keuchel.


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