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Jeff Niemann Earns Win in Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Game

Jeff Niemann Earns Win in Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Game

Minnesota dropped a 6-2 decision at Tropicana Field on Sunday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Niemann.

Tampa Bay was favored by -166 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Tampa Bay got 5 1/3 innings from Jeff Niemann, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 3 RBIs from Desmond Jennings in the win.

Minnesota got a 5-inning outing from Francisco Liriano in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 4 walks and 3 hits in his time on the mound, while Jamey Carroll had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Boston.