Recap - Texas Defeats Oakland 6-3

Texas grabbed a 6-3 win over Oakland on Tuesday, as Derek Holland was credited with a win at Coliseum.

The Rangers were a -164 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Texas got 5 1/3 innings from Derek Holland, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 2 RBIs from Ian Kinsler in the win.

Oakland's starting pitcher Travis Blackley worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Yoenis Cespedes in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 11 hits, while Oakland only had 9.

The game was closed out by Joe Nathan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.