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Kansas City Downed 4-0 By Tampa Bay - Jeff Francis Takes Loss

James Shields led Tampa Bay to a shutout performance against Kansas City 4-0 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

The Rays were a -176 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 9 innings from James Shields, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 4 RBIs from Evan Longoria in the win.

Kansas City got a 7-inning outing from Jeff Francis in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 0 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Mike Moustakas had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 6 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 5.