The story has been the same for the Astros in their past six games. The Astros get enough pitching to win games, but the Astros offense struggles.
Sunday was no different. Lance McCullers, Tampa native, pitched in the final game before the All-Star break. McCullers allowed four runs on four hits over six innings, striking out 10 and walking three.
DeJesus led off the fifth with a single, he would score following a Jake Elmore single and back-to-back walks. The Rays would push across a fourth run on a ground out.
David DeJesus sparked the Rays offense with a triple in the second, scoring one. DeJesus would score on a wild pitch to put the Rays in the lead.
The Astros offense mustered up three runs. The one run came in first following a Carlos Correa double. Marwin Gonzalez scored from third on a Evan Gattis ground out.
L.J. Hoes singled in the fourth and scored on a Jose Altuve two-run blast.
Will Harris and Pat Neshek pitched a scoreless inning each.
The Astros return to action on July 17 against the Rangers.