Rays' Andriese pitches two-hit shutout in win over A's
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Matt Andriese pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and Brad Miller hit a two-run home run, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Andriese (2-0) won for the second time this week in helping the Rays end a four-game losing streak. He beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday in his first start since being called up from Triple-A Durham. The right-hander struck out five and walked none, and retired 11 straight between singles by Matt McBride in the third inning and Danny Valencia in the seventh.
Miller's fifth home run of the season came off Kendall Gravemen (1-5) after Brandon Guyer's double in the third. Steve Pearce and Kevin Kiermaier drove in runs in the sixth to push Tampa Bay's lead to 4-0. Guyer added a two-run single in the eighth.