Texas Tops Tampa Bay 4-3 - Recap
Tampa Bay pitchers gave up 3 home runs to Adrian Beltre and it cost them dearly in a 4-3 loss on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
The Rangers were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Matt Harrison earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Casey Kotchman in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Texas only had 6.
The game was closed out by Neftali Feliz who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.