Tampa Bay vs Cincinnati Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 1-0
Tampa Bay got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
The Rays were a -124 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Alex Cobb earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from James Loney in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Alfredo Simon worked 8 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Joey Votto in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 5 hits, while Cincinnati only had 4.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.