Darren Oliver Tagged With Loss in Athletics-Rangers Match
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 10 as Texas was handed a 5-4 defeat against Oakland on Monday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Oakland won as a -102 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Oakland got 6 innings from Brandon McCarthy, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 4. Grant Balfour earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Hideki Matsui in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Derek Holland worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Davis in a losing cause.
Oakland outhit their counterparts 11-8 in the game.
Oakland heads into a battle against Cleveland. Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.