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Tampa Bay Tops Kansas City 5-3 - Recap

Tampa Bay got a 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday, with James Shields earning the victory and helping Rays moneyline bettors cash out.

Tampa Bay won as a -185 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tampa Bay got 7 2/3 innings from James Shields, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 1 RBI from Ben Zobrist in the win.

Kansas City got a 4 1/3-inning outing from Luis Mendoza in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Alcides Escobar had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.

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

Fernando Rodney pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Oakland looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head on the road to face Boston.