Philadelphia Downed 5-1 By Houston - Roy Oswalt Takes Loss

Philadelphia Downed 5-1 By Houston - Roy Oswalt Takes Loss

Houston got a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia on Monday, with Brett Myers earning the victory and helping Astros moneyline bettors cash out.

Houston was an underdog by +173 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Brett Myers earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Carlos Lee in the win.

Philadelphia's starting pitcher Roy Oswalt worked 7 innings, giving up 11 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Hunter Pence in a losing cause.

Houston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-6 advantage in hits.