James Shields vs Wandy Rodriguez Tilt Ends in Tampa Bay 5-1 Win
Tampa Bay got a 5-1 victory over Houston on Friday, with James Shields earning the victory and helping Rays moneyline bettors cash out.
The Rays were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Tampa Bay got 9 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 3 RBIs from Evan Longoria in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Michael Bourn in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 8 hits, while Houston only had 3.