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Oakland Tops Texas 9-3 - Recap

Texas dropped a 9-3 decision at Globe Life Park on Tuesday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Scott Kazmir.

Oakland was favored by -115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Oakland got 5 innings from Scott Kazmir, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 3 RBIs from Derek Norris in the win.

Texas' starting pitcher Martin Perez worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 8 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Shin-Soo Choo in a losing cause.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 10-8 in the game.