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John Axford Tagged With Loss in Rangers-Brewers Match

Texas pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Juan Francisco but still escaped with a 5-4 victory on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas won as a -220 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Texas got 5 2/3 innings from Matt Garza, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 4. Jason Frasor earned the victory, while the Rangers got 2 RBIs from Elvis Andrus in the win.

Milwaukee's starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Gomez in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Milwaukee as they had 9 hits, while Texas only had 7.

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

Texas looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Seattle. Milwaukee will aim to get back on the winning track vs Cincinnati.