James Shields vs Scott Baker Battle Sees Tampa Bay Fall 3-2
Minnesota grabbed a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, as Scott Baker was credited with a win at Target Field.
Bettors who backed the Twins were rewarded as +102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Minnesota got 5 innings from Scott Baker, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Michael Cuddyer in the win.
Tampa Bay got a 6-inning outing from James Shields in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Ben Zobrist had 3 hits in the loss for the Rays.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Minnesota only had 6.
The game was closed out by Glen Perkins who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.