Houston Falls 5-4 to Washington - Recap
Washington needed extra innings to claim victory on Monday, scoring late against Houston for a 5-4 final at Minute Maid Park.
The Nationals were a -187 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Washington got 5 1/3 innings from Edwin Jackson, who gave up 2 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 8. Craig Stammen earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel worked 6 innings, giving up 12 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Altuve in a losing cause.
Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-6 advantage in hits.