Tampa Bay Drops Texas 5-1 - Match Report
Texas dropped a 5-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Monday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.
Tampa Bay won as a -152 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tampa Bay got 9 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Casey Kotchman in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Scott Feldman worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Elvis Andrus in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 6-4 in the game.