Alex Colome

Pruitt, Rays bullpen combine to top Keuchel, Astros 3-0

Rookie Austin Pruitt knew he had a couple hundred friends and family at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night to watch him pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays in the city where he grew up.

But the right-hander refused to even look for them before his work was done.

Then after he completed the bulk of what would be a combined five-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros, the stoic Pruitt cracked a smiled and fixed his eyes on where his personal cheering section was assembled.

"Whenever I got pulled I tried to look at everybody and kind of show everybody a little bit of love," he said.

It was the first loss of the season for Houston ace Dallas Keuchel, who...