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Recap - Tampa Bay Defeats Boston 5-4

Boston dropped a 5-4 decision at Tropicana Field on Monday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Fernando Rodney.

Tampa Bay was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 5 innings from Alex Cobb, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 5. Fernando Rodney earned the victory, while the Rays got 3 RBIs from Evan Longoria in the win.

Boston got a 6-inning outing from Clay Buchholz in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Jacoby Ellsbury had 3 hits in the loss for the Red Sox.

The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 11 hits, while Boston only had 7.