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James Shields vs Matt Harrison Tilt Ends in Tampa Bay 8-4 Win

James Shields vs Matt Harrison Tilt Ends in Tampa Bay 8-4 Win

Texas dropped an 8-4 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Friday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.

The Rays were a +138 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

James Shields earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 11 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Evan Longoria in the win.

Texas' starting pitcher Matt Harrison worked 5 innings, giving up 14 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Elvis Andrus in a losing cause.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 16-13 in the game.