Houston Downed 4-3 By Oakland - Travis Blackley Takes Loss
Oakland got a 4-3 victory over Houston on Wednesday, with A.J. Griffin earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.
Oakland was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Oakland got 6 1/3 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Coco Crisp in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Altuve in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 7 hits, while Oakland only had 6.
The game was closed out by Ryan Cook who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Oakland heads into a battle against Los Angeles. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.