Mark Melancon Earns Win in Houston vs Los Angeles Game
Los Angeles dropped a 2-1 decision at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Mark Melancon.
Houston won as a +107 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Houston got 6 innings from Aneury Rodriguez, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 5. Mark Melancon earned the victory, while the Astros got 1 RBI from Michael Bourn in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Ted Lilly worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Matt Kemp in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 9 hits, while Los Angeles only had 6.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Arizona looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Florida.