Detroit Tampa Bay Game Ends in 5-3 Tigers Victory - Recap
Detroit moneyline bettors cashed on Sunday courtesy of a 5-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
The Tigers were a +102 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Drew Smyly earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Austin Jackson in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Alex Cobb worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ben Zobrist in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 10 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 5.
The game was closed out by Jose Valverde who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face New York.