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Tampa Bay vs Miami Recap - Rays Over Marlins 4-2

Miami dropped a 4-2 decision at Marlins Park on Sunday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.

The Rays were a +105 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 6 1/3 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Elliot Johnson in the win.

Miami's starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez worked 6 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Logan Morrison in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 8 hits, while Miami only had 7.

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

Tampa Bay heads into a battle against New York. Miami, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston.