Tampa Bay Seattle Game Ends in 8-1 Rays Victory - Recap
Seattle dropped an 8-1 decision at Safeco Field on Sunday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeremy Hellickson.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Tampa Bay got 7 innings from Jeremy Hellickson, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 3 RBIs from Ben Zobrist in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Jason Vargas worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Franklin Gutierrez in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 11 hits, while Seattle only had 6.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Seattle, they head home to face Oakland.