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Nick Blackburn Tagged With Loss in Twins-Rays Match

B.J. Upton swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Rays defeated Minnesota 4-2 at Target Field.

Tampa Bay was favored by -192 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

David Price earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from B.J. Upton in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Nick Blackburn worked 6 innings, giving up 11 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Justin Morneau in a losing cause.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 11-7 in the game.

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