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Archer loses perfect-game bid, Rays fall to Tigers 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Chris Archer wasn't quite perfect enough.

On a day when the Tampa Bay right-hander retired his first 19 batters in the longest perfect-game bid in franchise history, Justin Verlander outlasted Archer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Rays 2-1 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

"I've thrown better games statistically," Archer said, "To me, I didn't throw a perfect game or a no-hitter, so there's no reason to think: `Oh, I was so close.' I gave up three hits in the seventh inning. If I didn't, things would be a lot different."

AVG: L. Forsythe.283
HR: S. Souza Jr.15
RBI: E. Longoria44
SB: K. Kiermaier11
W: C. Archer9
ERA: C. Archer2.67
Saves: B. Boxberger25
K: C. Archer162
AL East
NY Yankees 5742.576-
Baltimore 5049.5057
Tampa Bay 5152.4958
Toronto 5051.4958
Boston 4457.43614
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (27)
Runs: 366 (26)
Hits: 807 (27)
Home Runs: 91 (14)
Stolen Bases: 65 (7)
OBP: .304 (25)
SLG: .382 (23)
Total Bases: 1289 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.54 (9)
Runs Allowed: 378 (8)
Saves: 41 (2)
Strikeouts: 830 (4)
OpBA: .235 (1)
OBP: .301 (6)
SLG: .369 (6)
Run Support: 3.61 (29)
Date Player Transactions
7/29 B. Wilson Purchased From Minors
7/28 A. Cabrera Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right hamstring)
7/27 J. Elmore Sent to Minors
7/26 D. Smyly Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/22 V. Belnome Released
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Date Player Status
7/12 A. Cabrera off 15-day DL
7/6 S. Souza Jr. off 15-day DL
6/10 A. Bellatti off 15-day DL
6/6 J. Odorizzi off 15-day DL
5/31 T. Beckham off 15-day DL
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