Game Wrap - Tampa Bay 13-3 Victors Over Red Sox
It wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Tampa Bay made sure they came out on the winning end on Wednesday, grabbing a 13-3 victory over Boston at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay won as a -185 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Chris Archer earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 4, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Carlos Pena in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka worked 3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jacoby Ellsbury in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 15 hits, while Boston only had 5.