Boston Downed 9-1 By Tampa Bay - Jon Lester Takes Loss
Tampa Bay got 8 1/3 innings of work from James Shields en route to a 9-1 victory over Boston on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay won as a +114 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tampa Bay got 8 1/3 innings from James Shields, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 4 RBIs from B.J. Upton in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Jon Lester worked 4 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Marco Scutaro in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-7 advantage in hits.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Toronto.