Tampa Bay Tops Cleveland 9-2 - Recap
Cleveland pitchers gave up 2 home runs to James Loney and it cost them dearly in a 9-2 loss on Friday at Progressive Field.
Tampa Bay won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Josh Lueke earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from James Loney in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Corey Kluber worked 2 innings, giving up 0 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ryan Raburn in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 11-1 in the game.
The game was closed out by Cesar Ramos who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.