Cleveland Tops Tampa Bay 5-4 - Recap
Cleveland grabbed a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, as Chris Perez was credited with a win at Progressive Field.
Cleveland was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Chris Perez earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Michael Brantley in the win.
Tampa Bay got a 3 1/3-inning outing from Andy Sonnanstine in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 5 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Evan Longoria had 2 hits in the loss for the Rays.
Cleveland outhit their counterparts 10-8 in the game.