McClanahan shines, Rays win fifth in a row and complete sweep against Cardinals

Shane McClanahan pitched eight terrific innings for his fifth straight win, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer and the Rays moved 11 games over .500, the best mark this season for the team.

McClanahan (7-2) allowed one unearned run, two hits, one walk and had nine strikeouts. The left-hander, a major league leader with 98 strikeouts, has allowed five runs in covering 40 innings of his last six starts.

Jason Adam pitched the ninth for his second save.

Mikes Mikolas (4-4) took the loss after working eight innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine.

Both pitchers dominated a game that was played in an hour and 54 minutes at Tropicana Field.

Mikolas retired his first nine batters on 27 pitches before dealing with trouble in the fourth.

For the Cardinals, the Dominican Albert Pujols 3-1. The Venezuelan Juan Yepez 3-0. Panamanian Edmundo Sosa 3-0.

For the Rays, Cubans Randy Arozarena 3-0 and Yandy Díaz 3-0. The Dominican Vidal Bruján 2-0.

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