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Tampa Bay Tops Chicago 8-3 - Recap

Tampa Bay got 7 innings of work from Jeremy Hellickson en route to an 8-3 victory over Chicago on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay was favored by -205 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 7 innings from Jeremy Hellickson, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Wil Myers in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Dylan Axelrod worked 1 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Conor Gillaspie in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 14 hits, while Chicago only had 10.