Shane McClanahan musèle les Cardinals

Pitcher Shane McClanahan gave the St.

Shane McClanahan musèle les Cardinals

Pitcher Shane McClanahan gave the St. Louis Cardinals hitters next to nothing and the Tampa Bay Rays took the opportunity to post a 2-1 win Thursday at Tropicana Field.

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By virtue of this victory, the formation of Florida swept the series of three meetings against their rivals from Missouri.

McClanahan (7-2) went eight innings. He gave just two strikes to the safe and a free pass. The 25-year-old gunner also passed nine opponents in the mitt. It's the fifth time in 12 mound appearances this season that he's amassed so many strikeouts.

Endgame specialist Jason Adam made his second save of 2022.

The Cards' lone run was produced in the sixth inning and was unearned. Indeed, Albert Pujols benefited from a bad throw from McClanahan to touch the plate.

Offensively, it was Ji-Man Choi who allowed the Rays to register their two points. On his fourth turn at bat, the first baseman kicked the ball out of bounds when his teammate Kevin Kiermaier was already on the trails.

In office at the time on the mound, pitcher Miles Mikolas (4-4) inherited the loss. This one also totaled eight innings and has little to be ashamed of. He allowed three hits for the Rays and had nine strikeouts.

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