Tampa Bay vs Oakland Final: 1-0 - Recap
Oakland couldn't get its offense rolling against Jeremy Hellickson in a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay in baseball action on Saturday.
Tampa Bay was favored by -132 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Jeremy Hellickson earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Matthew Joyce in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Seth Smith in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 6 hits, while Oakland only had 3.
Fernando Rodney pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.