Justin Verlander vs David Price Battle Sees Detroit Fall 4-2
Desmond Jennings swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs as his Rays defeated Detroit 4-2 at Tropicana Field.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as +115 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 6.5.
Tampa Bay got 7 innings from David Price, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Desmond Jennings in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Justin Verlander worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Delmon Young in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Detroit only had 5.
Fernando Rodney pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.