Atlanta Tops Tampa Bay 5-3 - Recap
Atlanta grabbed a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Friday, as Tommy Hanson was credited with a win at Tropicana Field.
Atlanta won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tommy Hanson earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Freddie Freeman in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher James Shields worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Luke Scott in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Atlanta as they had 10 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 7.
The game was closed out by Craig Kimbrel who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.