Cliff Lee vs Kevin Correia Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 3-2
Philadelphia grabbed a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Thursday, as Cliff Lee was credited with a win at Target Field.
Bettors who backed the Phillies were rewarded as -137 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Cliff Lee earned the victory for the Phillies, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Michael Young in the win.
Minnesota got a 5-inning outing from Kevin Correia in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Joe Mauer had 1 hit in the loss for the Twins.
Philadelphia outhit their counterparts 16-3 in the game.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Philadelphia takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Detroit.