Texas Drops Oakland 8-5 - Match Report
Oakland dropped an 8-5 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Friday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Texas was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
C.J. Wilson earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Mike Napoli in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Josh Willingham in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 10 hits, while Oakland only had 6.