Brad Penny vs Alfredo Simon Battle Sees Baltimore Fall 5-4
J.J. Hardy swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs but it wasn't enough as Tigers defeated Baltimore 5-4 at Camden Yards.
Detroit was favored by -109 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Brad Penny earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Wilson Betemit in the win.
Baltimore's starting pitcher Alfredo Simon worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from J.J. Hardy in a losing cause.
Detroit outhit their counterparts 15-8 in the game.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.