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Game Wrap - Detroit 5-2 Victors Over Rays

Detroit grabbed a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Monday, as Justin Verlander was credited with a win at Tropicana Field.

Detroit won as a -123 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Detroit got 7 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Alex Avila in the win.

Tampa Bay got a 7 1/3-inning outing from Jeff Niemann in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Matthew Joyce had 2 hits in the loss for the Rays.

The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 9 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 6.