Baseball: Suzuki helps Cubs beat Rays as Stroman stars on mound


Seiya Suzuki scored the only run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on the back of a complete-game shutout by starter Marcus Stroman on Monday.

The right-hander was near-perfect against the best team in the majors, striking out eight with just one hit, a walk and a hit batsman.

He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Wrigley Field before Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco led off with a single.

The Cubs’ lone run came in the fourth inning when Suzuki scored on Mike Tauchman’s sacrifice fly.

The Japanese outfielder reached base with his first hit in three games, a ground-b...

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