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Seattle Downed 5-3 By Texas - Jason Vargas Takes Loss

Texas grabbed a 5-3 win over Seattle on Thursday, as Derek Holland was credited with a win at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers were a -215 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Derek Holland earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Michael Young in the win.

Seattle's starting pitcher Jason Vargas worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Chone Figgins in a losing cause.

Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-7 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Mike Adams who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.

Next game, Texas takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Seattle, they head home to face Oakland.