Houston Falls 5-2 to Tampa Bay - Recap
Houston dropped a 5-2 decision at Tropicana Field on Sunday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Leo Nunez.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as -129 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Leo Nunez earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 2/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Sean Rodriguez in the win.
Houston got a 8-inning outing from Dallas Keuchel in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 4 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Dexter Fowler had 2 hits in the loss for the Astros.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 9-7 in the game.
J Peralta pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Tampa Bay heads into a battle against Pittsburgh. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.