Tampa Bay Drops Minnesota 4-3 - Match Report
Minnesota lost in extra innings on Thursday, falling 4-3 to Tampa Bay in 10 innings.
Tampa Bay won as a -128 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tampa Bay got 7 innings from James Shields, who gave up 2 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 4. Kyle Farnsworth earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Johnny Damon in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Carl Pavano worked 8 innings, giving up 4 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Danny Valencia in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 12 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 8.