Game Wrap - Texas 1-0 Victors Over Rays
Yu Darvish reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Rays en route to a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
Yu Darvish earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 10, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher James Shields worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Sam Fuld in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Texas only had 4.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.