Recap - Tampa Bay Defeats Seattle 3-2
|Recap - Tampa Bay Defeats Seattle 3-2|
Tampa Bay needed extra innings to claim victory on Monday, scoring late against Seattle for a 3-2 final at Tropicana Field.
The Rays were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
J.P. Howell earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Elliot Johnson in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Felix Hernandez worked 8 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Ichiro Suzuki in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Seattle as they had 11 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 10.