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Tampa Bay Tops Kansas City 4-1 - Recap

Kansas City dropped a 4-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Thursday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jeff Niemann.

The Rays were a -180 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Tampa Bay got 6 1/3 innings from Jeff Niemann, who gave up 1 earned run on 9 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Ben Zobrist in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Danny Duffy worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Melky Cabrera in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 11-7 in the game.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head on the road to face Chicago.