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Oakland Falls 8-4 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

Oakland dropped an 8-4 decision at Tropicana Field on Friday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Niemann.

Tampa Bay won as a -168 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tampa Bay got 8 2/3 innings from Jeff Niemann, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Ben Zobrist in the win.

Oakland got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Guillermo Moscoso in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Hideki Matsui had 2 hits in the loss for the Athletics.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 14-7 in the game.