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Tampa Bay vs New York Game Final 2-1 - James Shields Earns Win

New York dropped a 2-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Thursday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.

Tampa Bay won as a +131 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tampa Bay got 7 2/3 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 1 RBI from Evan Longoria in the win.

New York got an 8-inning outing from C.C. Sabathia in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Robinson Cano had 2 hits in the loss for the Yankees.

New York enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-5 advantage in hits.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Tampa Bay heads into a battle against Kansas City. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oakland.