Rays win, extend ALDS series – Game 4 today

Gadiel Chavez, a third-grader at Travis Elementary, shows off his Astros spirit to Robert E. Lee High School baseball player Izayah Hernandez. On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Houston Astros, 10-3, and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Astros manager AJ Hinch announced after the game that Houston will start Justin Verlander on three days of rest in Game 4 of the best-of-five matchup at Tropicana Field today. Tampa Bay will use Diego Castillo as an opener. "He's one of the best pitchers in the world. No more complicated than that," Hinch said of Verlander. "He's ready, and it's his game."

Gadiel Chavez, a third-grader at Travis Elementary, shows off his Astros spirit to Robert E. Lee High School baseball player Izayah Hernandez. On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Houston Astros, 10-3, and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Astros manager AJ Hinch announced after the game that Houston will start Justin Verlander on three days of rest in Game 4 of the best-of-five matchup at Tropicana Field today. Tampa Bay will use Diego Castillo as an opener. "He's one of the best pitchers in the world. No more complicated than that," Hinch said of Verlander. "He's ready, and it's his game."

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