Tampa Bay Tops Toronto 5-4 - Recap
Tampa Bay got 1 inning of work from Fernando Rodney en route to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Friday at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Fernando Rodney earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jose Lobaton in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher R.A. Dickey worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Maicer Izturis in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Toronto as they had 13 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 8.