Tampa Bay vs Toronto Final: 8-5 - Recap
|Tampa Bay vs Toronto Final: 8-5 - Recap|
Toronto dropped an 8-5 decision at Tropicana Field on Tuesday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Burke Badenhop.
Tampa Bay won as a -135 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Burke Badenhop earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 1/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Carlos Pena in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher Drew Hutchison worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jose Bautista in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 14 hits, while Toronto only had 7.
The game was closed out by Fernando Rodney who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.