Tampa Bay Downed 6-2 By Detroit - Jeremy Hellickson Takes Loss
Tampa Bay dropped a 6-2 decision at Tropicana Field on Saturday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Rick Porcello.
Detroit was an underdog by +107 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Detroit got 7 innings from Rick Porcello, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 3 RBIs from Austin Jackson in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Pena in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 11 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 7.