Jeff Niemann vs Gavin Floyd Battle Sees Tampa Bay Fall 6-1
Tampa Bay pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Paul Konerko and it cost them dearly in a 6-1 loss on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Chicago got 8 innings from Gavin Floyd, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the White Sox got 2 RBIs from Paul Konerko in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeff Niemann worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matthew Joyce in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-4 advantage in hits.
Chicago looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Oakland. Tampa Bay will aim to get back on the winning track at Boston.