David Phelps vs Yu Darvish Battle Sees New York Fall 4-2
Texas pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Brett Gardner but still escaped with a 4-2 victory on Monday at Globe Life Park.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Yu Darvish earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from J.P. Arencibia in the win.
New York got a 6-inning outing from David Phelps in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Derek Jeter had 3 hits in the loss for the Yankees.
The battle of the bats favored New York as they had 8 hits, while Texas only had 11.
Neftali Feliz pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.