Manoah (6-2) picked up the win in Monday's 8-1 rout of the Rays, giving up one hit over eight scoreless innings. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.
The rookie retired 14 straight batters to begin the game before Joey Wendle lined a two-out single in the fifth inning, a knock Manoah avenged by plunking Wendle in the eighth -- the only other baserunner he allowed all night. That HBP may have factored into manager Charlie Montoyo's decision to pull the right-hander after 97 pitches (62 strikes) rather than letting his young ace go for a complete game shutout. Manoah will take a 3.39 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 102:31 K:BB through 93 innings into his next outing.