Tampa Bay Downed 8-6 By Detroit - Grant Balfour Takes Loss
Tampa Bay lost in extra innings on Tuesday, falling 8-6 to Detroit in 11 innings.
The Tigers were a -120 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.5.
Jim Johnson earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 1 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 2, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Chris Archer worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 3 hits from James Loney in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by J Nathan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 1 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.