Game Wrap - Texas 9-1 Victors Over Athletics
Oakland dropped a 9-1 decision at Overstock.com Coliseum on Friday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Texas was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
C.J. Wilson earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy worked 3 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Conor Jackson in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 11 hits, while Oakland only had 5.