Seattle Downed 2-0 By Tampa Bay - Brandon Maurer Takes Loss
Seattle was unable to break through against the Tampa Bay pitching staff, losing 2-0 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.
Tampa Bay was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Tampa Bay got 6 innings from Jake Odorizzi, who gave up 0 earned runs on 1 hit, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Rays got 1 RBI from Yunel Escobar in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Brandon Maurer worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 2 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from James Jones in a losing cause.
Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 3-2 in the game.
The game was closed out by Grant Balfour who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Seattle, they head on the road to face Minnesota.