Ricky Nolasco vs Wandy Rodriguez Battle Sees Houston Fall 4-3
Florida grabbed a 4-3 win over Houston on Friday, as Ricky Nolasco was credited with a win at Minute Maid Park.
Bettors who backed the Marlins were rewarded as +100 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Florida got 8 innings from Ricky Nolasco, who gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Marlins got 2 RBIs from Chris Coghlan in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Brett Wallace in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Florida as they had 14 hits, while Houston only had 10.
Leo Nunez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.