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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It took a masterful performance for Jake Odorizzi to get a rare win. Odorizzi allowed one hit and struck out 10 while pitching into the eighth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 8-0 on Saturday. "A lot of things went right today," Odorizzi said. Odorizzi (3-7) retired his first 10 batters before Jose Altuves one-out infield single in the fourth that went off the pitchers foot. The right-hander, who went 7 1/3 innings, won for just the second time in his last 14 starts. "Tough luck," Odorizzi said of Altuves hit. "It was coming too fast." Only one runner reached second base against Odorizzi, who walked two. Brad Boxberger and Kirby Yates completed the one-hitter. "Thats the kind of game were capable of, absolutely," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "We finally got the hits when we needed them and the pitching was outstanding. Jake was really good." The Rays are 7-18 in their last 25 games. They have nine shutouts this year. Jake Buchanan (0-1) gave up five runs, eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings in his major league debut. He had his contract purchased from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill in for Brad Peacock, who was scratched from his scheduled start after having food poisoning earlier in the week. "It was pretty exciting to get out there and pitch in a big league game," Buchanan said. "I tried to settle in and battle and did the best I could." Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI double and James Loney hit a run-scoring single as the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the first. Buchanan avoided further damage by getting an inning-ending grounder from Yunel Escobar with the bases loaded. Tampa Bay had a three-run fifth to take a 5-0 lead. Brandon Guyer drove in a run with single before Matt Joyce had an RBI double that ended Buchanans day. Ryan Hanigan added a run-scoring double against Jerome Williams. Loney had a two-run single in a three-run eighth that extended the Rays lead to 8-0. Altuve went 1 for 3 with a walk, and has 12 hits in his last 21 at-bats. It was the ninth time this season, and second in three days, that Houston was shut out. "Thats the nature of baseball," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "You cant let a bad today ruin a great tomorrow. We come back (Sunday) and have an opportunity to get a split in a four-game series on the road, which is always good." NOTES: The teams wore retro 1970s uniforms on "Turn Back the Clock Day." Maddon remains a fan of the Astros rainbow uniforms that they wore Saturday. "They nailed it," Maddon said. "I do dig the uniforms." ... Houston C Jason Castro was the DH one day after taking a foul ball off his knee. He is expected to get Sunday off, ... To make room on the roster for Buchanan, RHP Paul Clemens was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and RHP Jose Cisnero (sore right elbow) was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day DL. ... 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Proof that its me http://t.co/7odDVooQIc pic.twitter.com/Me4MPTvueL — Terrence Ross (@T_DotFlight31) March 13, 2014 T-Ross didnt duck any of the tough questions, including pouring in 50, posterizing the Manimal as well as Vinsanitys legacy in Toronto. He even showed a lot of love for the Laker dynasty in picking his "NBA Mount Rushmore". Let the questions begin! 3:10 pm from TheSimonToUrGarfunkl Cabbie also talked to Terrence Ross on FaceTime. Hey T, big fan here! Many players seem to dread getting drafted by the Raptors but end up falling in love with the culture and the city. How has your perception of the city of Toronto and the franchise changed since you were drafted? Was it more than you expected or maybe less than you expected in terms of the city? Toronto is a lot bigger and a lot more diverse than I thought. I didnt know how great our fans would be since I thought Toronto was a hockey city, but the fan support is unreal. 3:16 pm from dspm90 Who do you think is best at setting picks in the NBA, and why is it Amir Johnson? Best at setting picks is Kevin Garnett because he sets illegal screens but he never gets caught. Hell literally hold you and you cant get around him. 3:20pm from macaroniandgainz If you could play a pickup game of 2-on-2 with any NBA player (past or present) who would it be? and, how did it feel to score 51 points in only your second year in the NBA? Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron and me. The 51-pt game felt like a pickup game. It felt like we were just playing for fun with a bunch of pros and we were going bucket for bucket. It was the kind of game that people dont usually get to see, but this time it happened during the season. ...I thought the franchise high was 56 so I didnt think I could get there. If I knew it was 51, maybe I wouldve pushed for it. 3:23 from drthurgood What was the first thing that popped into your head when you were drafted by Toronto? I was happy that I [was] drafted at the eighth pick, and I really to didnt know what to expect. Except I looked good in my bow tie. 3:26 from BJ_Dangle What was going through your mind when you were about to destroy Kenneth Faried? I didnt think it would look as good as it did. I kinda thought I dunked to the side of him but it happened so fast. I didnt know how good it looked until I saw the photo. From my teammates perspective it was pretty cool too. 3:27 from Whatda... Have you ever had a moment of being "star struck" in the NBA? Guarding Kobe. I had to guard him, it was in Toronto, and in my head I was like, "OMG Im guarding Kobe" and as soon as I thought that he put up a 3. It was deep too. 3:28 from Praise_Yeezus What has happened this season that has led to your improvement? Probably the off-season last year and I think the Rudy Gay trade. 3:34 from insurgent29 Were you a Vince Carter fan growing up? Vince Carter is my favourite dunker growing up. He is the sole reason I ever knew about Toronto Raptors as a kid. 3:39pm from Termis Who do you want as a first round matchup in the playoffs? I want Brooklyn, personally. 3:41 from ddaylewis Who talks on D? Who is the most vocal and who calls out the opposing teams plays? Kyle Lowry..dddddddddddd Always. Before every play I ask him: Yo, what they running?. Usually the team comes down the court, Lowry will recognize the play and call out what theyre doing. ... Hes the smartest guy on the team. He makes the biggest impact on the games. 3:43 from TaeyanGdragon Do you play video games such as NBA2k? if not, what is your favorite video game? and if so, how do you feel about how they rate you as a player? I play every video game! I have two XBox 360s, an XBox 1, and a PlayStation 4. For my rating, as long as I can shoot and dunk, thats all you really need in a video game. 3:45 from maffyou Did you prepare dunks for the dunk contest that you were not able to perform? If so, would you be willing to show us? Yes there were two dunks I wanted to do but never got a chance to. Maybe Ill do them in warm ups... 3:48 from DoubleONine Are you as sick of this stupid winter as I am? YES! Im over this winter. I just want the sun to melt all the snow, and I would love if it could just hurry up and be summer, but lots of ball to play before then. 3:48 from jbarmel How does it feel playing on the Raptors organization and representing all of Canada in the NBA? Do you ever travel aroud Canada and get acknolwedged and lots of fan support outside of Toronto or Ontario a lot? Also, Who is the biggest sneaker head on the Raps?! Its an honour because most players just get to play for their city or state, but I get to play for the whole country so its almost like a national team. Ive been to Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. The biggest sneaker head on the Raps is DeMar. He has every Jordan. Literally, every Jordan. 3:49 from FadeAwayJay When was the first time you dunked? Seventh grade. I was 13 in a travel ball game, and ever since then I fell in love with dunking. 3:51 from therealAce What was it like when you checked in for the first time and heard your name announced? The first time I checked in it was unreal. It was like a dream and its surreal being in that position after growing up watching the NBA. 3:52 from blakerose Would you like to see the Raps logo go to a throwback purple style? A black and gold Drake style? Or something else altogether? I wanna go back to the purple on the front and the black on the back. I like the two tone jerseys. 3:58 from davidkones What are some of the songs you listen to before a game to pump yourself up? I listen to School Boy Q. I listen to his whole album. I listen to A$AP Rocky... and Rush for all my Canadian fans. 4:01 from BulbyBlast Hey Terrence, do you think they should retire Vince Carters jersey in Toronto? Honestly, YES! They should retire his jersey simply because he put Toronto on the map. He did a lot for this city and this franchise, so STOP BOOING HIM! 4:09 from gabliva Two questions 1. How much fun is it hanging out with amir? I can only imagine its hours of fun! 2. On a scale of Mugsy Bouges to Vince carter how excited are you to wear the throwback jerseys next year? Amir is like a little kid ... No... Like a big kid! He is always doing something crazy. On the scale... Charles Oakley! 4:18 from dominator39 1) Did you think the team was going to improve after trading Rudy? 2) What is your favourite movie? 3) How is as Jonas Valanciunas outside of the basketball court? 1) Ya, I knew we were gonna play like scrappy, fight til the end type basketball. 2) "He Got Game". 3) Hes very European. Hes quirky. 4:19 from AndySmalls DO YOU OWN A PAIR OF SKATES YET!?!?!? I dont own skates. Ive skated once when I was 14. I did not get the hang of it and never put skates on again after that. Rollerblading I can do no problem though. Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL T-shirts Cheap Jerseys 2019 China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Hoodies China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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