Tampa Bay vs New York Game Final 4-3 - James Shields Earns Win
Tampa Bay grabbed a 4-3 win over New York on Monday, as James Shields was credited with a win at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay was favored by -116 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
James Shields earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Chris Gimenez in the win.
New York's starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Russell Martin in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 11 hits, while New York only had 5.
The game was closed out by Fernando Rodney who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.