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Recap - Texas Defeats Houston 16-5

Texas went on a scoring spree on Monday at Rangers Ballpark, running up a 16-5 win against Houston and throwing fear into UNDER bettors in baseball betting action.

The Rangers were a -290 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Texas got 6 2/3 innings from Matt Garza, who gave up 5 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 4 RBIs from A.J. Pierzynski in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Lucas Harrell worked 2 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jason Castro in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 14 hits, while Houston only had 9.