Game Wrap - Oakland 4-2 Victors Over Rangers
Texas dropped a 4-2 decision at O.co Coliseum on Monday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Daniel Straily.
Oakland won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Daniel Straily earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Coco Crisp in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Derek Holland worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alex Rios in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-6 advantage in hits.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.