Los Angeles Falls 4-3 to Tampa Bay - Recap
Tampa Bay needed extra innings to claim victory on Wednesday, scoring late against Los Angeles for a 4-3 final at Angel Stadium.
The Rays were a +125 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.5.
Tampa Bay got 7 innings from James Shields, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. Juan Cruz earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Reid Brignac in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Jered Weaver worked 7 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Maicer Izturis in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Los Angeles as they had 8 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 7.
Kyle Farnsworth pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Kansas City.