Seattle vs Tampa Bay Recap - Rays Over Mariners 5-4
James Shields reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 11 Mariners en route to a 5-4 win over Seattle on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as -200 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Tampa Bay got 6 innings from James Shields, who gave up 4 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Jose Molina in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Blake Beavan worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Kyle Seager in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 8 hits, while Seattle only had 7.
The game was closed out by Joel Peralta who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.