Toronto vs Tampa Bay Recap - Rays Over Blue Jays 9-1
Toronto dropped a 9-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Wednesday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.
Tampa Bay was favored by -156 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 3, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Robinson Chirinos in the win.
Toronto got a 2 2/3-inning outing from Carlos Villanueva in the loss. He gave up 8 earned runs, 0 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Yunel Escobar had 1 hit in the loss for the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 12-5 in the game.