Houston Downed 5-2 By Washington - Jordan Lyles Takes Loss

Houston Downed 5-2 By Washington - Jordan Lyles Takes Loss

Washington got 8 innings of work from Jason Marquis en route to a 5-2 victory over Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -114 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Washington got 8 innings from Jason Marquis, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles worked 8 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carlos Lee in a losing cause.

The game was closed out by Drew Storen who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.