Chicago Tops Tampa Bay 5-2 - Recap
Tampa Bay dropped a 5-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday as Chicago legged out a win behind winning pitcher Chris Sale.
Chicago won as a -130 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Chris Sale earned the victory for the White Sox, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Adam Dunn in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Lobaton in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-5 advantage in hits.
Addison Reed pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.