ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel became the major league pitcher to lose nine games this season when Matt Moore pitched two-hit ball over seven innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros 5-0 Sunday.
After going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA last season, Keuchel (3-9) has a 5.54 ERA this year. He is 1-8 with a 6.58 ERA in his last 11 starts, allowing 83 hits in 67 innings, and he is 0-4 in six career starts against Tampa Bay.
Moore (3-4) gave up singles to Jose Altuve in the fourth and sixth innings while striking out 10 and walking one. Enny Romero got one out and Tyler Sturdevant completed the two-hitter for the Rays, who have won seven of nine.
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