Recap - Detroit Defeats Tampa Bay 7-2
Detroit moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of a 7-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park.
Detroit was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Collin Balester earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 2, and allowing 0 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Brennan Boesch in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeff Niemann worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Pena in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-7 advantage in hits.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Boston.