Chris Archer SP TB 2 Days

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.

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Chris Archer pitched into the ninth inning, carrying the Rays to a 7-2 defeat of the Tigers on Saturday.

Archer yielded just two runs in his impressive outing -- one on a solo homer to Alex Avila in the bottom of the seventh inning and the other on a ninth-inning solo shot by J.D. Martinez. Archer will carry a 3.16 ERA into his next outing at home against the Blue Jays.

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Chris Archer gave up two runs and five hits over seven innings Monday against the Yankees.

It wasn't quite enough to get Archer a win -- the Rays blew a one-run lead in the ninth -- but Archer did remain 4-0 with a 1.51 ERA lifetime against the Yankees. He finished June with a 1.95 ERA and no homers allowed in six starts.

Chris Archer SP TB 1 Month

Chris Archer held the Astros scoreless over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's win.

Archer rebounded nicely after allowing six runs (only one earned) in Saturday's start, also against the Astros. On Thursday, the right-hander allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out eight. Quietly, the 25-year-old is putting together a fine season, as he now owns a 3.14 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 79/34 K/BB ratio in 86 innings. Archer will take on the Pirates at home in his next start.

Chris Archer SP TB 1 Month

Chris Archer yielded six runs -- one earned -- over three innings Saturday in a loss to the Astros.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the young right-hander, who made an error at first base in the third inning and struggled with his control throughout the start. Archer walked three and struck out only two Houston hitters. He'd been on a roll since mid-May and will try to get back on track next week against this same Astros team.

Chris Archer SP TB 1 Month

Chris Archer tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Mariners on Sunday but didn't factor in the decision.

Archer was matched pitch for pitch by Felix Hernandez, as both took no-decisions in the game. Archer allowed five hits and a walk in his time, striking out two. He's now allowed just three runs over his last five starts spanning 31 innings, a 0.87 ERA. In all, Archer is 3-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Start him with confidence Saturday at the Astros.

Chris Archer SP TB 2 Months

Chris Archer took a tough-luck loss, allowing one run over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Archer pitched well, allowing the one run on a fifth-inning bases loaded walk of Christian Yelich. Henderson Alvarez was better, blanking the Rays, so Archer took an unfortunate L for the evening's effort. Overall, he allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out eight. Archer, now 3-3 with a 3.73 ERA and a 67/28 K/BB ratio, will face the Mariners at home in his next outing.

Chris Archer SP TB 2 Months

Chris Archer got the no-decision, allowing two runs over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Archer fell behind quickly, allowing a two-run single to Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. From there, the right-hander was solid, allowing six hits and two hits overall while striking out seven. Archer has turned in three consecutive high-quality outings and will look for a fourth in his next start on the road against the Marlins. He owns a 4.00 ERA with a 59/26 K/BB ratio in 63 innings.

Chris Archer SP TB 2 Months

Chris Archer tossed six scoreless innings and tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Archer also threw a career-high 119 pitches. This was the first time he completed six innings since April 25. Rays manager Joe Maddon likely wouldn't have let him go that far if he wasn't on extra rest. Archer now has back-to-back scoreless outings, but he has walked four batters or more in four out of his last five starts. He'll need to show better control to start to pitch deeper into games.

Chris Archer SP TB 2 Months

Chris Archer blanked the Angels for 5 2/3 innings in the Rays' 3-0 victory on Friday.

Four relievers combined to finish the shutout. Archer's relatively early exit was a result of him walking five batters, but he allowed just two hits, both of them singles. As long as his command remains inconsistent, his results will be inconsistent, too. Still, tonight's effort was a pretty good one against a top-five offense.