Tampa Bay Falls 2-1 Against Baltimore - Game Recap
Baltimore got a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, with Brian Matusz earning the victory and helping Orioles moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Orioles were rewarded as +140 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Baltimore got 7 1/3 innings from Brian Matusz, who gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Orioles got 1 RBI from Endy Chavez in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ben Zobrist in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Baltimore as they had 5 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 2.
The game was closed out by Jim Johnson who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.