Game Wrap - Detroit 2-0 Victors Over Rays
Detroit got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
The Tigers were a +162 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Doug Fister earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Austin Jackson in the win.
Tampa Bay got a 7-inning outing from Jeremy Hellickson in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Desmond Jennings had 2 hits in the loss for the Rays.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Detroit only had 6.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Toronto.