Chicago vs Oakland Recap - Cubs Over Athletics 3-1
Chicago grabbed a 3-1 win over Oakland on Wednesday, as Matt Garza was credited with a win at O.co Coliseum.
Chicago was an underdog by +181 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Matt Garza earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Luis Valbuena in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon worked 7 innings, giving up 9 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Coco Crisp in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-4 advantage in hits.
Kevin Gregg pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.