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Tampa Bay Tops Seattle 8-0 - Recap

Jeff Niemann reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 11 Mariners en route to an 8-0 win over Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 6 2/3 innings from Jeff Niemann, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Johnny Damon in the win.

Seattle's starting pitcher Erik Bedard worked 1 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Dustin Ackley in a losing cause.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 10-3 in the game.