Tampa Bay Tops Minnesota 7-4 - Recap
Tampa Bay moneyline bettors cashed on Monday courtesy of a 7-4 win against the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field.
Bettors who backed the Rays were rewarded as -159 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Alex Torres earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ben Zobrist in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Samuel Deduno worked 6 innings, giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Aaron Hicks in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 12 hits, while Minnesota only had 10.
The game was closed out by Fernando Rodney who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.