Tampa Bay vs Boston Final: 1-0 - Recap
Tampa Bay got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 1-0 victory over Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.
The Rays were a +104 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 8 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Evan Longoria in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Daniel Bard worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Cody Ross in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Boston only had 4.
Fernando Rodney pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Tampa Bay heads into a battle against Toronto. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Texas.