Jeff Niemann Earns Win in Tampa Bay vs Seattle Game
Tampa Bay got a 4-3 victory over Seattle on Thursday, with Jeff Niemann earning the victory and helping Rays moneyline bettors cash out.
Tampa Bay was favored by -163 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jeff Niemann earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Desmond Jennings in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Kevin Millwood worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from John Jaso in a losing cause.
The game was closed out by Fernando Rodney who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Oakland. Seattle will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.