Brandon McCarthy vs Jeremy Hellickson Battle Sees Tampa Bay Fall 4-2
Oakland moneyline bettors cashed on Saturday courtesy of a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Oakland won as a +137 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Oakland got 7 innings from Brandon McCarthy, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Chris Carter in the win.
Tampa Bay got a 5-inning outing from Jeremy Hellickson in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 0 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Desmond Jennings had 1 hit in the loss for the Rays.
Oakland outhit their counterparts 9-4 in the game.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Cleveland. Tampa Bay will aim to get back on the winning track at Texas.