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Archer tossed seven strong innings versus the Blue Jays on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while racking up nine strikeouts.

After a three-start skid that saw him surrender 16 earned runs on 27 hits across 16.1 innings, Archer got back on track Sunday afternoon. The young righty turned in six scoreless frames against the Blue Jays before giving up a solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the seventh. The Rays' bullpen squandered Archer's bid for his 10th victory of the season, but he is slated to get another attempt Saturday versus the White Sox.

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Archer (9-8) beat the Yankees on Tuesday, tossing 6.1 innings of three-run, seven-hit ball. He also struck out three and didn't issue a walk.

This was a solid road outing for the third-year big leaguer, who showed a lot of resiliency in not issuing any free passes despite getting behind more than half (13-of-25) batters with first-pitch balls. Archer's ERA is now at 3.63 to go with a 63:155 BB:K this season, numbers he'll look to build upon further when he squares off against the Blue Jays in his next start Sunday.

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Archer struggled on Wednesday night, allowing six runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two over six innings of a 7-4 loss to Toronto.

That's back-to-back rough outings for Archer (8-8, 3.60 ERA) as he again fought to consistently command the strike zone. He needed 102 pitches (a respectable 73 for strikes) to cover the six innings, but he wasn't spotting his pitches particularly well and the Jays took advantage. He's capable of providing quality innings when everything is in synch, but that hasn't been the case of late. He'll attempt to get back on track against the Yankees in New York next time out.

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Archer was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits, walking two and striking out three over just four innings of an 8-4 loss to Boston on Friday night.

Archer (8-7, 3.40 ERA) allowed three in the first, then five more in the second, highlighted by a Mookie Betts grand slam. After a string of dominating performances, he has been battered in two of his last three outings. He'll try to get back on track in his next start at home against the struggling Blue Jays.

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Archer allowed one run on six hits, walking one and striking out six over seven innings, but came away with a no-decision against Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

He had a string of five straight quality starts snapped in his last outing (allowing four runs, just one earned over 5.2 innings), but was back on point in this one. Archer has high quality stuff when his command serves him, and his recent performances suggest he is fairly locked in. He'll try to keep it going against Boston in his next scheduled start.

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Archer gave up four runs (one earned) over 5.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers. He struck out six but yielded five hits and five walks while taking a no-decision.

All of the damage against Archer came in the sixth inning, as the right-hander ultimately squandered a 4-0 lead. The outing snapped a streak of five straight quality starts for Archer, and was a poor follow-up to his previous turn, in which he whiffed 12 batters over seven innings. Given his general reliability over the last few weeks, Archer can still probably be rolled with confidence in his subsequent outings, in spite of Tuesday's uninspiring performance.

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Archer (8-6) struck out a career-high 12 batters Wednesday, allowing a run on four hits en route to a 10-1 victory over the Rangers.

It was Archer's fifth quality start in a row. The 26-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 27:5 K:BB ratio over 19 August innings. Archer will face the Tigers at home Tuesday.

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Archer tossed six strong innings Friday afternoon versus the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while recording six strikeouts.

Archer continues to put up solid results here in the second half. Over four starts since the All-Star break, the young right-hander has posted a 2.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 across 24.1 innings. With the David Price era now a thing of the past in Tampa Bay, the Rays are certainly relying on Archer to continue performing at this level. He will attempt to keep it going Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Chris Archer allowed three runs on six hits over six innings and took the loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Archer wasn't particularly sharp but he made just one really big mistake, which David Ortiz hit out of the park for a three-run home run. It was the only scoring Archer would allow, walking two while striking out three on the afternoon. The loss dropped him to 6-6 with a 3.37 ERA through 21 starts. He's got a tough matchup with the Angels on tap for Saturday.

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Chris Archer picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing three runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Twins.

It was a vanilla outing for Archer -- not great, but not bad, either. He allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out four. Archer will bring a 3.31 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 105/47 K/BB ratio into Sunday's home start against the Red Sox.