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Cleveland Downed 7-4 By Tampa Bay - Justin Masterson Takes Loss

Cleveland Downed 7-4 By Tampa Bay - Justin Masterson Takes Loss

Cleveland dropped a 7-4 decision at Progressive Field on Thursday as Tampa Bay legged out a win behind winning pitcher James Shields.

Tampa Bay was favored by -108 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Tampa Bay got 7 innings from James Shields, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 2 RBIs from Sam Fuld in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher Justin Masterson worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Asdrubal Cabrera in a losing cause.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 11-10 in the game.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head home to face Seattle.