Recap - Houston Defeats Atlanta 8-3

Houston got 6 innings of work from Wandy Rodriguez en route to an 8-3 victory over Atlanta on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Houston was an underdog by +105 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Houston got 6 innings from Wandy Rodriguez, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Astros got 4 RBIs from Hunter Pence in the win.

Atlanta's starting pitcher Derek Lowe worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jordan Schafer in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 14-6 in the game.

Houston looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Pittsburgh. Atlanta will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.