Recap - Houston Defeats Tampa Bay 2-1
Houston got 8 innings of work from J Cosart en route to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.
The Astros were a +295 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
J Cosart earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 3, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Carlos Corporan in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher David Price worked 9 innings, giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ben Zobrist in a losing cause.
Houston enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-4 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Jose Veras who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.