Matt Moore vs Andy Pettitte Battle Sees New York Fall 8-3
New York pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Evan Longoria and it cost them dearly in an 8-3 loss on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
The Rays were a -102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Matt Moore earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Evan Longoria in the win.
New York's starting pitcher Andy Pettitte worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brett Gardner in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 14 hits, while New York only had 6.