Jeremy Hellickson vs Jesse Litsch Battle Sees Toronto Fall 6-5
Tampa Bay got 5 2/3 innings of work from Jeremy Hellickson en route to a 6-5 victory over Toronto on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Tampa Bay got 5 2/3 innings from Jeremy Hellickson, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 3 RBIs from Elliot Johnson in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher Jesse Litsch worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Corey Patterson in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Kyle Farnsworth who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.