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Justin Grimm vs Joe Saunders Tilt Ends in Texas 9-5 Win

Texas got 6 1/3 innings of work from Justin Grimm en route to a 9-5 victory over Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field.

Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -111 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Texas got 6 1/3 innings from Justin Grimm, who gave up 3 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 3 RBIs from Lance Berkman in the win.

Seattle's starting pitcher Joe Saunders worked 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Kyle Seager in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Seattle as they had 14 hits, while Texas only had 13.

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.