Tampa Bay Falls 5-4 Against Oakland - Game Recap
Tampa Bay dropped a 5-4 decision at Tropicana Field on Friday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Ryan Cook.
The Athletics were a +180 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Oakland got 6 innings from Jarrod Parker, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 7. Ryan Cook earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Matt Moore worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from B.J. Upton in a losing cause.
Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.