Boston Downed 8-5 By Tampa Bay - Tim Wakefield Takes Loss
Tampa Bay moneyline bettors cashed on Sunday courtesy of an 8-5 win against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Tampa Bay won as a -141 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jacob McGee earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 2 2/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Matthew Joyce in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Tim Wakefield worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jacoby Ellsbury in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 8 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 7.
Joel Peralta pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Baltimore.