Tampa Bay Rays righty Chris Archer absolutely dominated the Houston Astros on Thursday, allowing just one hit in a 1-0 victory at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
The 26-year-old struck out 11 batters and walked just one, with the only Houston hit coming in the fifth inning off the bat of Colby Rasmus. Archer pulled off the feat in just 98 pitches while going for the complete game shutout.
Archer was lucky that Desmond Jennings decided to give his ace some run support in the fourth inning, collecting an RBI single off of Collin McHugh.
Archer also passed the 200 strikeout mark on the season, joining Scott Kazmir, David Price and James Shields as the only Rays pitchers to achieve that mark. It was also his third career shutout, he owns a 2.77 ERA over 169 innings this season.