Tampa Bay vs Kansas City Wrap - Kansas City Wins 8-2
Kansas City got an 8-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with James Shields earning the victory and helping Royals moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Royals were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Mike Moustakas in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Alex Cobb worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from James Loney in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 14 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 8.