Baltimore Downed 6-2 By Tampa Bay - Zach Britton Takes Loss

Baltimore Downed 6-2 By Tampa Bay - Zach Britton Takes Loss

Tampa Bay got 7 1/3 innings of work from James Shields en route to a 6-2 victory over Baltimore on Friday at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Tampa Bay got 7 1/3 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Johnny Damon in the win.

Baltimore's starting pitcher Zach Britton worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Vladimir Guerrero in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 10 hits, while Baltimore only had 5.