Rays' Chris Archer: Fans 12 but takes loss on Opening Day
Archer surrendered five hits, three runs (two earned) and three walks over five innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out 12.
The Rays ace dug himself a hole in a 34-pitch first inning, during which he surrendered two hits, two walks and a wild pitch. He was sharp otherwise, with 66 of his 107 offerings hitting the strike zone. He became the first pitcher to fan 12 batters on Opening Day since Felix Hernandez accomplished the feat in 2007, and certainly wasn't helped by the ineptitude of the Tampa bats versus Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. Archer will attempt to regroup in his next start, which will come Friday night in Baltimore.
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