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Tom Milone vs Erik Bedard Battle Sees Houston Fall 6-5

Oakland got 1 inning of work from Pat Neshek en route to a 6-5 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland won as a -155 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pat Neshek earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Chris Young in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Erik Bedard worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from J.D. Martinez in a losing cause.

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

Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.