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Cleveland Tops Tampa Bay 3-1 - Recap

Cleveland got 7 innings of work from Josh Tomlin en route to a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Bettors who backed the Indians were rewarded as -117 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.

Cleveland got 7 innings from Josh Tomlin, who gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Indians got 1 RBI from Shin-Soo Choo in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Elliot Johnson in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 7 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 4.

Chris Perez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.