Houston Downed 4-1 By Texas - Wandy Rodriguez Takes Loss
Texas moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 4-1 win against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Texas was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Robbie Ross earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 2 1/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Houston got a 6-inning outing from Wandy Rodriguez in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 2 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Jordan Schafer had 1 hit in the loss for the Astros.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 11 hits, while Houston only had 4.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.